March 22, 2012
It’s no secret that exercise keeps our bodies and minds young and healthy. However, a new study shows that seniors who incorporate interactive video games into their workouts see even bigger benefits than just exercise alone. Assistant professor of psychology at Union College in Schenectady, NY, Cay Anderson-Hanley, stated that for older adults, virtual-reality enhanced interactive exercise, or ‘cybercycling’ two to three times a week for three months, yielded greater cognitive benefits and perhaps added more protection against mild cognitive impairment than a similar dose of traditional exercise.
Find out more about interactive exercise and how it can benefit your senior loved ones in this article from the Alzheimer’s Reading Room.