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Local study: Video games with exercise help seniors

Paul Arciero, left, of Skidmore College, and Cay Anderson-Hanley of Union College  talk Monday with John Youmans, center, a participant in their study on exercise and mental acuity at Schaeffer Heights Assisted Living Center.
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Paul Arciero, left, of Skidmore College, and Cay Anderson-Hanley of Union College talk Monday with John Youmans, center, a participant in their study on exercise and mental acuity at Schaeffer Heights Assisted Living Center.
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Just as the exercise video game Wii Fit began to grow in popularity, a team of Capital Region researchers began laying the groundwork for a study that would result in significant news for seniors. The results of that study will make their debut today, revealing in detail how the combination of exercise and interactive video games can provide the elderly with greater cognitive health benefits than traditional exercise alone. The news, which will appear in ...

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