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Wii Fit Helped This Woman Do More Than Exercise

Wednesday December 22, 2010

KOTAKU.COM - Eighteen months ago, Jo Collinge was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, which attacks the nervous system. Collinge had difficulty walking. And then, she started playing Wii Fit.

For 45 minutes a day, the business analyst played Wii Fit boxing, did step aerobics and the hula hoop mini-game. She tells The Sun that she saw a "massive improvement".

"I can now do a lot of things again which I couldn't before," she continues. "I've become far more nimble and can walk much further."

The console was initially a Christmas gift to Collinge's two daughters, but she now recommends it to anyone suffering from the degenerative disorder.

This comes as a Belfast University receives a grant to study the positive effects of Wii Fit after "overwhelming feedback" from sufferers. We wish Collinge continued success with her Wii Fit treatment and do hope she improves her yoga score.

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