Home Care Blog
Health Care e-Book
The Third Age Benefits
Ask One Answer One
Search This Site
Free Newsletter
Home Care Benefits
Health Care FAQs
Healthy Aging
Plan in Advance
Universal Home Design
Estate Planning
Aging Health Changes
Professional Services
Professional Care
In Home Care
Care Giving
Baby Boomers
Aging and Safety
Mental Decline
Advanced Technology
Home Safety Checklist
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Meet Diane Carbo
Contact Us
Gifts For Seniors
Share This Website
Boomers on the Net
Healthy Fun Activities
Home Care Directory
Find Home Care

Subscribe To This Site
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines

Brain Fitness and the Wii
Not Just Fun and Games

It's Brain Exercises and Physical Fitness

Incorporating a brain fitness program and using a Wii is a great combination for healthy aging. Using Wii games promotes physical exercise and brain exercises together.

What does a this type of program involve

A brain fitness program involves stress reduction, good nutrition, variety in our everyday lives and physical exercise. Studies show that physical exercise promotes brain health. Physical exercise should be something fun, something you enjoy. If possible any physical exercise should be cardiovascular in nature. That is where the Wii games comes in, the Wii has programs that promote exercise and fun.(What’s up with that??

A fitness program for your brain should include introducing something new and challenging. The Wii has something for everyone at every level. In fact, one of the benefits of the Wii is it can increase the challenge level as your skills improve.

Brain exercises include trying something new and different often. Challenge a friend or one of your grand children to play with you, or even against you. A little competition gets the heart racing, the spirits up and encourages socialization and stronger relationships. This is another great reason to incorporate a Wii for a successful brain fitness program. Maintaining and developing relationships is another piece of a successful brain health puzzle.

Grandma and Grampa take on the Wii

Brain Fitness Program and the Wii: Brain Exercises and Physical Activity for Healthy Aging…

The Wii is also great for those that hate to exercise. There are so many different programs offered and there are not just the brain exercises. The physical exercises promote balance, strength and endurance as well. As we age, those are all very important for maintaining independence. In different parts of the country Wii bowling leagues have been developed. Some aging seniors bowl from electric scooter, walkers or wheelchairs. In some leagues the average age is 83. In one league the oldest is a woman in her mid-90s! To be able to participate and do some exercise that they could not do before keeps many of these aging seniors young at heart.

If you are looking for a useful and fun gift for your favorite adult considering purchasing them a Wii.

Grandma takes the silver in Wii Olympics

A brain fitness program that incorporates brain exercises and physical activity year round is perfect for healthy aging. That leaves you the ability to exercise in the privacy of your own home, with or with out friends and to have fun while you are improving your body and your mind. Doing something you enjoy means you are going to do it more often. Studies show that physical exercise along with brain exercises can prevent or decrease that risk of Alzheimer’s or dementia. Having a little fun everyday makes it all worthwhile! Make brain fitness a priority for you.

The Caring Advocate...

You Will Discover...
  • Planning for home health care needs now will give you peace of mind

  • Planning for home health care needs now will act as a valuable guide for your caregivers and family. This will be the gift of lifting the burden from your loved ones in the future.
  • Enjoy you life outside your home while vacationing or volunteering knowing your prepared to handle a crisis
  • Learn how advanced technology will insure your safety and well being at home
  • Be an effective communicator able to discuss family situations and issues
Sign up for our Home Health Care Newsletter and
receive a FREE Home Health Care Planning Guide

First Name



*Be Sure to Enter Your Main Email to Receive the Information You Are Requesting.

Don't worry -- your e-mail address is totally secure.I promise to use it only to send you Home Health Care Newsletter.

More information on

Brain Exercises
Fitness Program for the Brain
Healthy Brain Cells

Other useful pages
Read OurHome Health Care Blog

From Brain Fitness to Aging Home Healthcare Home Page
Top of Brain Fitness