Why Boomers and Seniors should add Dancing to Their Fitness Lifestyle/ Reason #3 Balance

Posted in Blog by bporte
20 Apr 2013

Dancing is a great way to improve your balance.  Balance is a skill, just like any other, and if you don’t use it, you lose it.  As we get older, the risk of falling becomes very serious, and major fractures are extremely dangerous.  Maybe your joints are stiffer than they used to be, or your vision is not as reliable; these are reasons to put on your dancing shoes rather than avoid them.  Even if you use mobility aids like canes, walkers, rollators, or wheelchairs, dancing regularly can help you develop muscular stability and confidence on your feet.

What kind of dancing do you enjoy?

 

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