Nintendo Wii and Cerebral Palsy

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The Wii is not only for entertainment but it has other value too.I was naïve to think that playing was not a workout.

 I bought the Nintendo Wii as a birthday present to myself

In my opinion the benefits of it shocked me.  I loved it’s child-like ease of use and the mind numbing fun that is packaged in this gaming system. But have you ever stopped to think about the benefits in the areas?

Cerebral Palsy and Nintendo Wii

range of motion

I bet like me most of you had never thought about the range of motion  benefits found playing Nintendo Wii but it is true I have noticed a difference for myself

endurance

is it just me or can you lose track of time, playing video games.  think about the positive effects of movement required to play the Wii

Looking for a new creative way to get a little excersize try an nintendo wii sports game and you will see what I mean 

 

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About lifeofthedifferentlyabled

Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook

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Nintendo Wii and Cerebral Palsy — 2 Comments

  1. I hear good things about the xbox 360 with kinect too. You don’t need a controller, your body is the controller. Good idea to buy yourself a present! That way you get what you want.

  2. the problem with kinect for me is you have to jump physically if you on screen character needs to so that limits gameplay

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