Learning Game Makes Improving Balance More Fun
PRESQUE ISLE —– Bingocize, a unique program that combines the popular board game with exercises specifically developed to improve stability and balance for older persons, will soon be offered in Aroostook County.
This evidence-based class, developed at Western Kentucky University, mixes the excitement of a bingo-like competition with moderate exercise. Participants complete a series of exercises designed to increase their mobility and physical health. Health education questions are also inserted throughout the game. Game participants rest while bingo numbers are called out. The game ends when a player fills in all the correct spaces on their Bingocize card.