Playing Just Dance 2020 is the perfect way to get moving while quarantined

Just Dance 2020
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Staying healthy is an important part of our day-to-day lives, and one of the best ways we can do that is by getting physical exercise. Working out boosts your energy levels, significantly reduces the risk of being diagnosed with various harmful conditions, and burns your body fat, among other things. However, it can be difficult to get adequate amounts of exercise while you're cooped up in your quarantine bunker and hiding from the outbreak of COVID-19. Don't worry, though, because you can get a thorough workout while playing Just Dance 2020 on your preferred game system. Here are three reasons why you should pick the game up if you're looking to stay fit.

It's proven to be good exercise

Just Dance 2020

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In Just Dance, you play by following along with a digital dancers moves and trying to copy them yourself. While dancing around in your living room might not sound like great excercise, the fact of the matter is that it's actually one of the best ways you can stay physically healthy.

As reported by TIME, dancing burns relatively just as many calories as cycling, running, and swimming does, and it also improves your energy levels and reduces stress and anxiety like other forms of aerobic exercise do. In addition, dancing can strengthen your body's supportive muscles and tendons. Dancing has even been linked to improved brain health; as reported by the Harvard Medical School, a study found that dancing reduces the risk of dementia. Another study discovered that dancing improves your ability to visually recognize things and also boosts your decision-making skills.

Overall, all of these medical findings prove that dancing is an excellent form of exercise that improve your life substantially.

There are a ton of songs to choose from

Just Dance 2020

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You can't dance without some good tunes, and thankfully, Just Dance 2020 has you covered on that front. It features 40 of the latest hits from the music industry, including tracks such as "Bad Guy" by Billie Eilish, "High Hopes" by Panic! at the Disco, and "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X, among others. Each song in the game comes with its own unique dance to try and master as well, so there's plenty of content here to enjoy.

If 40 songs isn't enough for you, though, Ubisoft has got your back with the aptly-named Just Dance Unlimited service, accessible through Just Dance 2020. This streaming service includes all of the content from previous Just Dance games, and new, exclusive songs are regularly added to Just Dance Unlimited as well. This ensures you'll never run out of songs and dances to enjoy.

You can play with the whole family

Just Dance 2020

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Aside from the fantastic amount of content available to enjoy in Just Dance 2020, it's also an awesome choice because your whole family can play it with you as long as every participant has a smartphone. Everyone who wants to play will need to find and download the Just Dance Controller app on the app store. Then, it can synchronized with the game. Once that's done, players just need to hold their phone in their right hand for the device's move-tracking to properly work. Up to six people can connect to Just Dance 2020, giving everyone in the house the chance to play. Bonding with family is more important than ever right now since we're all stuck inside with our family members for weeks (and potentially, months) and Just Dance 2020 provides an excellent opportunity to do just that. You can use Kinect, too, if you have one.

Your thoughts

What do you think? Are you going to pick up Just Dance 2020 to get some exercise while you're hunkered down? Do you think your family will want to play it with you? Let me know.

Just Dance 2020 is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch for $40.

Brendan Lowry

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.