But now video games are proving to be a popular tool for the older generation as they look to stay in shape, body & mind. A survey by Saga has found that one in 25 over-50s exercise using Nintendo’s Wii Fit video game.
The title is even popular among those who have long since retired, with one in 50 over-75s using the game to keep fit.
The poll of more than 10,000 older people found that 80 per cent were more conscious of the need to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle now than they were in their thirties.
It revealed that more people are putting in the hours as they get older, with a quarter of women saying they do more exercise now than when they were younger.
Almost 40 per cent of fiftysomethings flex their muscles for two to five hours each week – but of those aged between 65 and 69, the rate rises to almost half.
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