We have all seen an infant rocking back and forth to music. Without having been taught, children feel rhythm and do something about it! However, as we get older, we might tend to leave dancing to the younger folks. But seniors have great reasons to keep enjoying one of humanity's favorite activities. Here are a few.
- It can help you keep off those extra pounds. Being overweight increases the risk of many health problems. If your lifestyle is sedentary, dancing is a wonderful way to get moving again without the need to leave the house.
- Dancing is a great mental activity. Whether we realize it or not, the movements involve coordination and decision-making. Along with other leisure activities like playing board games, dancing has been associated with a reduced risk of dementia.
- Dancing can help improve your mood. If you're suffering from loneliness, depression, or just plain boredom, put on your favorite song and cut a rug. The social interaction of having a partner can provide even more of a boost.
- Your heart will thank you. Like other aerobic exercises, dancing can be good for cardiovascular health. But before you get started, be sure to check with your doctor, even if you don't have any known heart problems.
Whether you want to reap one of these benefits or simply enjoy some recreation, dancing is a great way to do it. So put those dancing shoes back on and, this time, keep them on!
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