Study: exergaming may have more benefits for seniors than “traditional” exercise

Dame Helen Mirren stays young with Wii (via Jezebel)

Another good reason for older folks to get their (exer)game on:  as reported in The Atlantic, a study at Union College found that a group of seniors who rode exercise bikes equipped with a Cyberbike-like video game, gained better executive function and a lowering of progression to dementia than a group of seniors riding exercise bikes that weren’t equipped with video games.

There was the same exercise frequency, intensity and duration between the two groups – but the exergaming elders performed better on memory tests than the non-gamers, and I bet they had more fun, too!


Posted on January 30, 2012, in Console games, Exergames in the news, Exergaming and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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