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Brain Fitness Games – Compliment good nutrition, physical activity, and psychological health

There is a lot of press making people believe that brain fitness games will keep you from getting forgetful. However a recent article on Tampa Bay online makes the case that it is just one piece of the health puzzle for aging adults and children. The article points out that older adults are a large consumer group for these products due to the fear of dementia. I have a Nintendo DS Lite for the brain games. I enjoy working on them and it gives me different things to do from the day to day thinking that I have to do. I know lots of friends who have bought game consoles such as the Wii to help them stay active both mentally and physically. According to the 2009 Deloitte’s State of the Media Democracy Survey, Fourth Edition, 44 percent of boomers own a game console up from 31 percent in 2006. I wonder if some of this is due to the economic recession and a game console provides a more economic, diverse entertainment opportunity for the entire family. For those of you that own game consoles, let me know why you got one.

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