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Wii Fit Can Help Older Adults

Posted on: December 4, 2010

I came across an article on the New York Times website called “Why Wii Fit is Best for Grandparents”, and I found it very interesting.  My own children, now bored with and/or outgrown the Wii, are selling off their system and games as I write this.  What the research is showing is that some of these “exergames” are proving beneficial for older adults.  With regular use, seniors are able to improve their balance.  Balance is needed in order to reduce the risk of falls and other injuries.  These “exergames” aren’t as beneficial to the younger crowd in terms of improving their balance but are proving beneficial for older adults.

I have seen the Wii Fit used in Personal Care Homes.  This is a great activity for everyone.

Check out the article at http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/01/phys-ed-why-wii-fit-is-best-for-grandparents/?src=twt&twt=taraparkerpope

Have a great day!

Angela Gentile

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