You may not even know you are exercising! Whether you enjoy the Texas Two-Step or a sexy Tango move, there is plenty of good news for seniors. With more dance lessons available online, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home until you are ready to hit the dance floor like a pro.
When you follow the steps to country music or a romantic waltz, your brain must cooperate with your muscles so that you move fluidly. You are practicing muscle memory, which will minimize the risk of cognitive decline. Dancing also helps achieve better balance that will help prevent falls.
Not only are you burning calories, but physical activity allows your brain to function better. Your bone health is improved, which means there is less of a tendency towards frailty. And lest we not forget, laughing at your missteps will enhance your mood and leave you feeling lighthearted.
One study noted that seniors who attended a dance class once a week found the participants had better posture, quicker reaction time, more agility, sharper minds, and a better overall sense of well-being. What more could you want!