Dance for your health
A Japanese study found that women between ages 75 and 84 who danced regularly were more likely to maintain their independence in five types of activities, including bathing and dressing, than those who did not exercise. In addition, they were more like to carry out those activities than counterparts whose exercise was walking or calisthenics. Researchers believe dance is so beneficial because it combines movement, balance, endurance and focus. (Source: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, December 19, 2018)
Another advantage of dancing is that you can look into each other’s eyes and embrace each other. Life is good – and better when you dance!