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Staying Limber In Your Old Age

March 13th, 2013 | Posted by elizabethr in Leotards | NY Dancewear | Shoes | Tips

senior citizen woman dancingAs the years start adding up, the thought of getting fitted for a pair of Capezio dance shoes seems almost out of the question. You are simply not as young and flexible as you once were. The time for dancing has passed. Right?

Wrong! Study after study has shown that dancing can have a host of benefits on the physical and mental health of seniors. First of all, any activity that gets us up and out of our chairs in our old age is a worthwhile endeavor. But, furthermore, dancing is the perfect combination of a physical workout and a social interaction.

We have compiled a short list of compelling reasons for you to brave the uncertainty and investigate the world of Capezio tights.

Benefits of Dancing in Old Age:

  1. Cardiovascular Benefits: Even light dancing will increase your heart rate and give you a good workout. This is key to preventing heart attacks.
  2. Muscle Building: Your body’s muscle mass deteriorates with age, this can lead to increased body fat. Dancing’s effects on the muscles can help reverse this.
  3. Social Outlook: Happy people live longer. The research says it in more complex turns, but the sentiment remains. Studies also show that dancing increases people’s social outlook and general satisfaction with life.
  4. Balance: Falls are one of the number one causes of injuries in the elderly. Improving your balance through dance is thus a worthwhile endeavor.

These are only a few benefits. There are so many more. Bottom line? Start dancing!

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