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Exergaming for older people with musculoskeletal pain

Is it a good physical activity alternative?

A six-week exergaming programme leads to significant reductions in pain intensity and thermal pain compared to traditional gym-based exercise, as well as significant improvements in sway measures. Both types of exercise lead to increased perception of physical exertion and mental effort over time. However, gym exercise was superior in terms of social influence and behavioural intention improvements. This is concluded by a group of British researchers who conducted a randomised controlled trial among 54 older adults.

 
 

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