Recently, the residents at Saddle Mountain Place had the pleasure of joining in on a dance presentation, given by Tracey and John with Just Dance Now. The Seniors enjoyed a presentation on several types of dances, and some even got up and participated in the demonstration. It was enjoyed by all.
Dancing is arguably one of the most enjoyable ways of getting up, moving around and keeping fit. Dancing is the movement of the body in a rhythmic way, usually to music, for the purpose of expressing an idea or emotion, releasing energy, or simply taking delight in the movement itself.
There are many benefits in dancing for seniors, including but not limited to;
- Improving strength and muscle function
- Better balance, coordination and flexibility, leading to better stability and fewer injuries
- Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Improving cardiovascular health, which will decrease the chances of developing heart disease
- Lessening joint pain
- Sharpening the brain
- Giving energy and happiness
- Enhancing emotional, social, and mental wellbeing.
Dancing can be a great physical and emotional outlet. Allowing your body to move freely can release stress and give you a boost in endorphins. Endorphins are important as they help relieve pain, reduce stress and improve mood.
It is something you can do with a partner or at home by yourself. You can simply put on your own favorite music or join a dancing lesson such as Just Dance Now in Lumby. Just remember, the most important part is to move your body and have fun!
Whitevalley Resource Center would like to thank our sponsors, The United Way British Columbia and Interior Health.
Whitevalley Resource Center would like to thank our sponsors, The United Way, and Interior Health.