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Nintendo Wii is an exercise option for older adults

A recent survey by Saga, in a poll of more than 10,000 older people, found that 80% were more conscious of the need to exercise in their senior years than they were in their thirties.  These older adults are also looking at different avenues to stay in shape as well.  Video games are proving to be a popular tool to offer a bit of exercise with one in 25 adults over-50 exercises using Nintendo’s Wii Fit videogame and the title is even popular among those who have long since retired, with one in 50 adults over-75 using the game to keep fit.

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© 2013. NMSU Board of Regents. All rights reserved. This project was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture through the National Research Initiative (Grant #2008-55215-18837).

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The Exergames Unlocked project includes a multi-state team of accomplished media education researchers, exercise physiologists, medical professionals and doctoral students. Contributing members are researchers in their fields and have helped launch the use of exergames as tools to combat obesity in their communities and beyond. New Mexico State University researchers and their partners have been funded to research the impact of exergames, develop specific recommendations for exergame use, and implement exergaming programs. As part of that project, this website provides access to resources based on research, sample projects, and input from the exergaming community. For more information, contact the project director: Dr. Barbara Chamberlin, Professor, New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service
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Why Exergames Unlocked? Exergames are videogames that encourage physical activity. Here, you’ll find the best and most effective exergames, as well as strategies and recommendations on using them with different audiences and in different locations.