Dancing is a great and healthy way to manage physical and mental health. Dancing to music indoors or through classes can help to improve strength, flexibility and balance and protect the heart as well. Dance can keep us mentally sharp, improve our mood and allow us to connect with others socially. Staying active later in life can prevent disease, manage existing conditions and develop our mental and physical function.
Dancing is also a fun and easy way for older adults to stay active. Dancing is a creative activity that can improve their mood, release negative emotions and reduce stress levels. Read on to learn more about the ways dancing can promote better health in older adults!
Strengthen the Heart
Older adults who dance regularly faced a lower risk of dying from heart disease compared to those who don’t dance regularly.
Improve Strength And Flexibility
Dancing is a physical activity that involves your whole body. It allows older adults to improve their muscle endurance, agility, balance and gait. It can improve their aerobic power too.
Keep Mentally Sharp
Dancing regularly can help to improve cognition or maintain it in healthy older adults. The multisensory stimulation brought about by dancing can bolster brain health. The learning of movement and social interaction keeps the mind sharp as well.
Dancing such as ballroom dancing and folk dancing can help to prevent falls in older adults. The balance training from dance helps people to react faster and prevent a fall when they lose control while walking.
Ballroom dancing, social dancing, aerobic dance, tango and dance movement therapy are effective ways to improve mood and prevent depression in older adults who live alone or in retirement communities. If older adults are facing a low mood, try getting up and dancing up to a favorite song!
Dancing is a way to connect socially with other people. It can be done in real life or over zoom. Check out the various dance classes from ballet and ballroom to line dancing and salsa. Pick the type of dance and join a class. This can allow older adults to make new friends and make new connections through the fun activity of dancing.
Ease Chronic Pain
Dance can help to reduce and ease chronic pain in those who have fibromyalgia. Older adults who have arthritis find that they experience less hip and knee pain, and they are able to walk faster after taking the dance therapy classes.
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