Got the urge to dance? It can be good for your health!
Do you ever get the urge to get up and dance around? Well, there are some reasons why you might not want to ignore that urge. Getting older doesn't always have to equal less movement; in fact, by doing a low-impact dance routine a few times each week, you have the potential to improve your joints, balance, and more. Consider these three possible benefits of dancing the next time your favorite song comes on:
- Can Improve Balance and Strength
Dancing a few times each week can be counted as a great workout for seniors. It can be a fun and enjoyable way to get moving and strengthen various muscles. If you don't have the best balance, no worries, just make sure to start slow, and over time your balance can potentially be improved.
- Can Help Reduce Joint Pain and Stiffness
If getting older gave you an increase in stiffness and potential pain in your joints, dancing might be a fun way to help lessen some of these troubles. Getting active with a low-impact dance routine can be a nice, gentle way to stretch your legs and arms from time to time. This can potentially make it easier to move around and lessen any pain when doing so.
- Can Help Defend Against Dementia
Low-impact dancing has the potential to help reduce the risk of developing dementia in seniors. This is due to the combination of physical activity and the split-second decisions your brain makes when doing each dance move. These two elements can work together to help seniors strengthen their brain pathways and keep their bodies healthy for longer.
Consider this an invitation to dance with your loved one like no one's watching! The best part is that dancing doesn't have to include formal classes or training. Simply play some of your favorite tunes at home and let the music inspire your movements. And while you've got your dancing shoes on, come on down to our beautiful campus for a tour!