Adding a regular exercise routine into your weekly schedule during retirement is a wonderful way to stay active and fit. But if you’re someone who gets bored with traditional exercise, you might want to go a more entertaining route.
A recent study out of the National Institutes of Health found that line dancing is a wonderful form of exercise for seniors who want to work out and have fun at the same time.
7 Ways Line Dancing Benefits Health
According to Senior Living Magazine, in addition to being good exercise and a fun social activity, there are other key ways that line dancing has a positive impact on health.
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Reduction in high blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Increased lung capacity
- Improvement in coordination
- Weight management
- Improved muscular strength and flexibility
- Increase in bone strength
If you’re looking for a fun new way to get in shape, you just might want to give line dancing a try. If nothing else, it will get you out of the house, up and moving, and you might just make some new friends in the process.
For more tips on maintaining an active lifestyle, check out our other articles on Council of Seniors 365.
Have you tried line dancing? Let us know!