Senior Balance Exercises For Latin Dancing

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   Many older adults love to dance, but before doing the Cha Cha they should practice senior balance exercises. Please see Social dancing is choke full of wonderful benefits for those in the aging population. Folks who participate in dancing reap numerous rewards such as:
-Increased cardiovascular health
-Increased lung capacity
– Increased coordination with the lower extremities
-Elevated mood
-Increased leg strength
-Enhanced social interaction and sense of community -Increased balance and agility
  In particular, there are several Latin dances that promote health and well being as well as balance and coordination. As an example, older folks who engage in Latin dance styles including merengue, bachata, cha cha cha and salsa can work on their dance moves and steadiness in these complex choreography dances. Medical researchers have found that those in the aging population who participate in dancing experience a fun way to engage in physical activity. Priscilla Vásquez, M.P.H.,at the University of Illinois at Chicago did a study on Latin dancing for older adults. She found that “This program (of Latin dancing)engaged them on many levels, physically, culturally and emotionally. Anecdotally, I’ve heard participants say attending dance class is their stress relief. They also interact with others and build community. This impacts their physical as well as emotional health and wellbeing.” Medical researchers as well as healthcare providers encourage older individuals who are participating in a dance program to start their rehearsals with senior balance exercises to build a foundation of strong stability before initiating a dance routine.

Senior Balance Exercises For Dancing

     Before putting on your dancing shoes, older adults are advised to perform specific senior balance exercises to develop necessary stability for all dancing moves. One such equilibrium routine that you can practice before hitting the ballroom involves standing on one foot for twenty seconds three times in a row, followed by standing on the other foot for twenty seconds three times in a row. You can advance your steadiness routines to include dynamic stability exercises. One such dynamic steadiness routine involves walking along a line touching One heel to the toes of the other foot. This tandem walking routine will develop strong balance reactions at your feet and ankles which is necessary for stability during all dance moves. You can learn how to practice senior balance exercises by following the instructions of a qualified physical therapist in the exercise for balance dvd.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDExercise For Balance DVD

    Before you hit the dance floor with your boogie shoes,  get started on a course of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is a high quality instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and simple to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes  a step by step series of the latest balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize senior fitness and to carry out basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry,  walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult pursuits like skiing, dancing, playing golf and hiking. In the  comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, how to apply steadiness techniques and how to safely execute balance routines from a  qualified balance specialist — licensed Physical Therapist—who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 25 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

Dance safely by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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