January 30, 2012
Willard Griffing of Greenspring, a retirement community in Springfield, exercises using a stationary bike. The American College of Preventative Medicine reports that only 7 percent of those over 75 exercise regularly.
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Exergaming — exercise combined with video games — might offer a greater cognitive benefit than traditional exercise alone.
The same staccato beeps and flashing graphics that keep some youth glued to video games might also boost cognitive function in senior citizens.