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Get Fit With Gaming

Posted By Alejandra Owens On July 2, 2008 @ 1:45 pm In The Download | No Comments


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We’ve already discussed how gaming is becoming more popular among adults, and now so is the idea that gaming can help folks get fit.

According to an article in Inland Valley’s Daily Bulletin, Nintendo’s Wii is getting people up and moving at “senior centers” around the country.

The Wii, “which recreates games like bowling, baseball and tennis on the television screen and gets players mimicking the motion, has resulted in [folks] swinging, throwing and punching their way around the popular senior center.” The article goes on to explain the benefits people are reaping from an increase in fun, physical activity and from an increase in social interaction with their peers.

Sounds like a win-win to us.

So who’s got next game?

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