Dancing Keeps Your Brain Young!

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

An older caucasian woman and older caucasian man holding hands dancing. Senior dancing.
Dancing leads to many benefits , keeping both your mind and body fit.

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!

Fights Dementia

According to one study, seniors who danced regularly had a 76% reduced risk for developing dementia.

Fights Depression

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

Multiple different hands forming the shape of a heart.
Dancing improves heart function by lowering your blood pressure.

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!

About The Author:
Cassandra Love

With over a decade of helpful content experience Cassandra has dedicated her career to making sure people have access to relevant, easy to understand, and valuable information. After realizing a huge knowledge gap Cassandra spent years researching and working with health insurance companies to create accessible guides and articles to walk anyone through every aspect of the insurance process.

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