When is the last time you put on some music and did a little dancing? Not only is dancing still a fun choice of activity for seniors, it comes with a lot of benefits. Here are a few reasons it should be on your list of things to do.
- The movements of dancing can help you to increase mobility to engage in other daily activities. That's because you'll reap physical benefits like improved balance, stronger muscles, reduced stiffness, and more. With better balance and strength, you can decrease your fall risk as well.
- You'll be happy to hear that, along with being good for your body, it could be good for your brain as well. A study of 469 subjects over the age of 75 shows that dancing, along with other leisure activities like reading and playing board games, is "associated with a reduced risk of dementia".
- It can help you to control your weight. Being overweight brings with it an increased risk for many health problems. As we age, the temptation is to get stuck in a sedentary lifestyle. Dancing is a fun way to burn calories and keep the extra pounds off.
Although these benefits might make you want to jump up and move to your favorite song, be sure to check with your doctor before starting. Once you get the approval, dance like nobody is watching.
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