5 Reasons Why Boomers and Seniors Should Add Dancing to Their Fitness Lifestyle/ Reason #1

Posted in Blog by bporte
29 Mar 2013

Who doesn’t love to dance?  Even those of us with “two left feet” like to tear up the dance floor every once in a while.  However, if you dance regularly, it can not only be fun, but also great for your health.  Here’s some reasons why you shouldn’t be a wallflower:  You have an excuse to listen to all of your favorite music!  In the January, 2013 issue of Psychology Today, music has a powerful effect on exercisers.  It delays fatigue, alleviates soreness, and elevates the mood.  Keeping pace with musical rhythms when dancing is a great way to pace yourself so that you can keep enjoying yourself.  Music also motivates exercisers to return to their workouts regularly, so that keeping fit becomes a habit.  Whether you like jazz, the hits of Broadway, disco, or Motown, the positive associations you have with your favorite music can help turn you from an occasional exerciser into a frequent one.

 

by Christine Washburn ACSM CPT/CIFT, M. Ed.