Wii - good for the body, good for the brain

Wii FitAnother article extolling the virtues of playing the Wii for fitness, this time not only for the body, but for the mind. “_Physical therapists are turning to the Nintendo Wii to help the injured and infirm get their grooves back while increasing flexibility and strength. […]Nintendo’s _Brain Age_ series is popularly prescribed to help elderly patients stay sharp as a sort of “exercise” for the mind. therepy schedules […] The Wii, though, is moving gaming out of niche applications and into the mainstream because the console is so accessible to such a wide variety of players. (You should see my four-year-old play Wii Carnival Games.) The _upcoming Wii Fit could be a real killer in this category for those who don’t have the sense of rhythm that Dance Dance Revolution requires” Hmmm…I’ve looked at the Brain game available for the Wii with the idea that it would be cool for the kids, but now I have Carnival Games in mind too! They have more coverage on the topic in their Games for Health page, all nice to see, and check out the video of the action here. Again, I’d much rather the kids (and me) play some Wii games that make us think versus just watching TV.

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