Exergaming: workouts that work for all ages

Medical X-Press – Julie Davis

“Exergaming”—playing video games that get you off the sofa and into the action—has positive fitness benefits that span the generations. It can be a way to introduce sedentary kids to exercise and even keep seniors fit. Because it engages the mind, it also may lead to better cognitive function in your later years as well. Whether simulating tennis, golf or dance, which is particularly effective at burning calories, these games engage your entire body in interactive physical activity. Exergaming has many things going for it. First of all, it’s fun, and that’s important if you think of exercise as a chore. Many people don’t even feel like they’re exercising as they play. (more)

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