Wii Too Is Fun
You might recall seeing articles as early as late 2007, such as the one in the Christian Science Monitor, reporting Nintendo's surprise that its video game Wii is popular with an older crowd and not just the teenagers the company had targeted: Wii was being used in retirement center recreation rooms around the country! The phenomenon was apparently just getting started because its use has expanded as more and more Seniors are engaged by such technology, finding that Wii helps them exercise because it both makes exercise fun and provides a real work-out. The game has also been shown to benefit memory health and to help people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and other diseases.
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- Written by Chuck Guilford
As people over 45 try to stay — or get — in shape, they run the danger of overdoing it and injuring themselves according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS).
Yes, exercise is good for us, but we need to pay heed to our bodies' needs for recovery time and variety. Mix it up. Alternate strength training and aerobic activity. Include some yoga or other stretching. For more suggestions on successful fitness routines see "'Boomeritis': a condition that may impact you."