You sit at a gathering, and you hear your favorite song come on. You scoot around in your chair, resisting the urge to get up and dance because you are either hesitant to get hurt, or feel embarrassed. Do not fight it, get up and dance! It just might help you live a richer life. Dancing provides seniors with so many health benefits. It keeps you moving, improves your brain health, gets you socializing, and is fun! Aging does not mean you can not cut a rug. With age comes physical and cognitive decline, which is inevitable. But that does not mean you can not find ways to
fight the decline. When the music starts playing, get up and jam. Studies show it will increase your quality of life from the multiple benefits it offers!
According to one study, seniors who danced regularly had a 76% reduced risk for developing dementia.
Dancing has been proven to reduce feelings of depression, stress, insomnia, and anxiety.
Better Strength & Balance
When you think of dancing, it can remind you of balance and coordination. Over time, seniors who dance regularly have seen improvements in these plus strength. Your body’s muscle tone increases because you are exercising in various ways
Protects Your Heart
If you have heart issues, dancing is one way to help get through them. Dancing raises your heart rate, and offers aerobic health advantages that are considered better than daily walking or cycling. No need for equipment, or a workout setting, just your dancing shoes and music to lower your blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Sharpens Your Mind
Better reaction time and cognitive performance results from dancing. You have to remember choreography steps, which will help sharpen your memory skills, and help your brain work more efficiently.
Dancing is a form of exercise for all ages, and for some it is recreational. Whether you do it for fun, or for exercise, it is especially beneficial for you the older you get. So many benefits come from dancing, it is a great form of therapy, and a way to stay active. Sign up for some tango classes, and dance your worries away!