Zumba is a popular exercise around the world. It uses dance moves that are combined with Latin and international music to get the heart rate up and pumping. This dance exercise can be rather fast-paced and is a perfect option for anyone who has ever wanted to try dancing or does not enjoy conventional ways of keeping active. Here are some reasons why it can benefit your weekly exercise routine.
Improves Your Emotional Health
Just as it is a great physical activity, it also provides many benefits for a person’s emotional health. When taking part in any kind of exercise, your body will start the production of vital chemicals like serotonin and dopamine. These two chemicals help boost your mood and overall emotional outlook. On top of this, being able to master a dance routine or a complicated movement can help to lift a person’s confidence level and give them something to look forward to.
Generating Low Impact On Your Joints
Zumba is great for older adults because it is a low-impact exercise. For many older adults, the choice to remain sedentary can be due to painful inflamed joints or stiffness. This means that strenuous exercises can be difficult, or even impossible. Zumba is great as not only does it cater for individuals with joint issues, but it can also be modified to better suit people with agility issues, by having simpler movements or a slower pace.
Enhances Agility and Balance
Falls are one of the leading causes of injury and hospitalization amongst older adults. They can even cause long-lasting effects on a person’s mobility and physical capabilities. Zumba can help to increase a person’s balance and agility to reduce any risks of an accident due to a fall as stabilizer muscles are honed and strengthened during the exercise.
Creates Opportunity for Social Engagement
Although you can try out Zumba alone by learning from a video, many people opt to take Zumba classes, especially if they are interested in picking up a routine that involves a partner. By getting to know other like-minded individuals, it can lead to the formation of long-lasting friendships that exist even after the program has ended. This can be exceptionally beneficial for older adults who are experiencing social isolation or loneliness from living alone.
Why Choose Discovery Living At Deerwood Park?
For some older adults, it isn’t about not wanting to take part in certain activities but rather it is because they do not have the access to suitable programs. For others, trying to exercise safely can be hard without the guidance of a trained professional who has experience with the needs of older adults. This is why at our senior living community, we have established many different exclusive senior living programs that allow your residents to try out activities like Zumba, yoga, educational programs, or just simple social events. On top of this, we offer complimentary transport for events or appointments as well.
For more information on our professional care, housing options, or living programs, contact us today.