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Old 12-05-2009, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I've heard that Wii is great for seniors to help them move them old bones a bit. That said, are there any seniors or adults here that use a Wii for low impact exercise??

I know I gotta do something to keep moving since my legs are getting worse walking is a no can do much anymore. Damn..........

What are your favorite "games" for exercise?
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: UK
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I do not do "games" as such for exercise. I live up top of a hill and I do a very difficult 20 minute walk each day along the top of the hill.

My mother-in-law walked a mile a day and she is still living on her own at 96 years of age. In the last few months, however, she has now stopped walking but she really stayed active while she could.

One has to keep moving and eat lots of fruits and veg.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene Idaho
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The assistant living home that my grandmother is in has a Wii for them and a group of them gets together each day and bowls or plays tennis on it, among other games. They love it. My grandma used to be a competitive bowler back in her day so she is reliving her past basically and is consistantly bowling 220's now. They say it is good because it get there minds going and they up and active. Because of that my mother and aunt ended up buying one too and practice on it all the time just so they can try to beat my grandma when they see her.

I would suggest getting one and get the new Wii sports that is out if it doesnt already come with it. The Wii fit and the new Wii Fit Plus are great too. Just for fun Mario Kart is a kick.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Central Fl
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The Wii is a great deal of fun.
I do not have one...(yet) but friends do.

Just remember to make sure you use the wrist straps.....the guy at best buy told me he sees someone almost daily who has let that controller slip out their hand and break the new flat screen TV......

Frank
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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The Wii is a great deal of fun.
I do not have one...(yet) but friends do.

Just remember to make sure you use the wrist straps.....the guy at best buy told me he sees someone almost daily who has let that controller slip out their hand and break the new flat screen TV......

Frank
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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The assistant living home that my grandmother is in has a Wii for them and a group of them gets together each day and bowls or plays tennis on it, among other games. They love it. My grandma used to be a competitive bowler back in her day so she is reliving her past basically and is consistantly bowling 220's now. They say it is good because it get there minds going and they up and active. Because of that my mother and aunt ended up buying one too and practice on it all the time just so they can try to beat my grandma when they see her.

I would suggest getting one and get the new Wii sports that is out if it doesnt already come with it. The Wii fit and the new Wii Fit Plus are great too. Just for fun Mario Kart is a kick.
Yes, thanks a bunch! I have all those games ordered except Mario kart. I'll wait to see if I can find it used or on sale. The wii fit games are a no can do since I can no longer stand and balance myself.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:30 PM
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I've heard that Wii is great for seniors to help them move them old bones a bit. That said, are there any seniors or adults here that use a Wii for low impact exercise??

I know I gotta do something to keep moving since my legs are getting worse walking is a no can do much anymore. Damn..........

What are your favorite "games" for exercise?
I am using the Wii senior version to play checkers. My index finger and thumb are really "buffed".
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I am using the Wii senior version to play checkers. My index finger and thumb are really "buffed".
While your comment is a bit cynical it's still funny.
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Southport, NC
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Wii for seniors is very common. Many of us have bladder control problems....
Is there a solution? That DEPENDS...
Ok, just being silly.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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We just got ours (both 61) and we played bowling and some golf Friday night. We are still a little stiff and sore so we have decided it's great exercise. Besides it was fun, which means we'll stay with it. We got the Wii Fit with it and haven't hooked it up yet, but with winter coming (tonight!) we won't be out walking much.

The only problem I had was the rotator cuff in my right arm. I need to hold it down a bit when swinging my arm until I'm used to it.

Highly recommended.
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