St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 04, 2013
As the human body inevitably ages, it experiences many positive and negative changes. Being aware of these changes -and how to offset the negative ones- is crucial in helping the growing baby boomer population maintain a healthy mind and body. According to AARP magazine, (http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/info-03-2011/fitness-50.html) exercise is an indispensable part of any lifestyle, especially after celebrating the big 5-0, in order to prevent a variety of diseases. Exercises that challenge the body in more ways than one -such as ballroom dancing- are best to maintain a healthy body, slow down the aging process, and considerably improve the quality of life.
Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area friendliest, funnest dance studio (http://www.dance-pizazz.com), is aware of these benefits and wants to share how ballroom dance can help anyone over 50:
- Maintain a healthy weight: one of the unfortunate side effects of aging is decreased metabolism, which makes the body put on unwanted pounds. Keeping a healthy weight has been proven to prevent innumerable ailments, such as heart disease and diabetes. Ballroom dance is a stellar cardio workout, designed to help you keep a strong and healthy heart, shed pounds, and keep the weight off;
- Strengthen bones and muscles without joint irritation or damage. The bone, muscle, and tendon interaction created by dancing helps increase bone density, a key component in preventing osteoporosis;
- Improve flexibility and balance. The act of stretching the muscles and keeping them active increases range of movement, maintaining flexibility and balance as the body ages. Plus, an increase in balance and flexibility means a decrease in falls and injuries;
- Open up the social outlook later in life. Interacting with others in a social setting has been proven to boost memory and ward off mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. What better way to establish new relationships and friendships with others than through dancing?
Dance Pizazz is proud of its dancers and their accomplishments at any dance level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) and any age. Why not try benefit from dancing’s perks for the mind and the body? Check out http://www.dance-pizazz.com to learn about how our dancers have considerably improved their quality of life through dance.