Benefits of dancing to seniors

Benefits of dancing to seniors

Here are some of the benefits of dancing for older people:

Benefits for the body:

• Strengthens muscles, especially the legs, hips and, depending on the dance, the arms.

• Increases flexibility and endurance.

• Improves coordination and balance, thus helping to prevent falls in older people.

• Helps maintain weight, control blood pressure, reduce joint pain and prevent osteoporosis.


• Benefits our cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Benefits for the mind:

• Reduce stress and ward off depression. It makes us feel happier.

• Helps to exercise memory, attention and, if dancing as a couple, forces to coordinate movements with those of another person.

• Boosts self-esteem and self-confidence, helps to overcome shyness and drives away loneliness.

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