A group of older adults was recently studied to see if if their risk of progressing into mild cognitive impairment (MCI) was lowered by exercising on a cybercycle versus a traditional stationary bike. MCI, which can precede Alzheimer’s is a state of cognitive decline more serious than normal aging, but not so advanced that it impedes daily activities. A cybercycle is a stationary bike equipped with a virtual-reality screen. This screen enables the rider to “navigate” through situations, and “interact” with other bikers.   The researchers found that the riders who rode the cybercyles lowered their risk of progressing into MCI by 23% compared to the traditional stationary riders. The virtual screens enabled participants to exercise their brains and bodies, with the bonus of boosting their cognition scores….. Time Magazine January, 30, 2012

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