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Some of the organizations that endorse dance fitness include The Arthritis Foundation (US), The Arthritis Society (Canada), The American and Canadian Heart Associations, Foundry BC (a mental health organization), and Active Aging Canada.
Muscle loss begins at 40. Staying strong is the key to staying independent. Dance fitness is a total body workout.
Women over 45 are more likely to develop osteoporosis. Dance fitness is not only something you can do with osteoporosis, it’s a weightbearing exercise that improves bone density, reducing your risk of osteoporosis.
Women face a 50% greater risk of falls and non-fatal fall-related injuries than men. Dance fitness strengthens your core and improves your balance, reducing your risk of falls by almost 25%.
70% of new Alzheimer patients are women. Dance fitness is not only good for your body but by stimulating your brain, it can help ward off Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
50% of women over 50 die from some form of heart disease. Dance fitness reduces your risk of dying from heart disease by 46%.
People with arthritis are 2 times more likely to suffer from depression. Participating in a gentle dance fitness class will keep your joints supple while the music stimulates “happy” hormones.
Staying active and independent means you have more opportunities to contribute to your community and influence a changing world. It doesn’t matter if you are on beat, following the leader, or a little funky, dance fitness will keep you moving.
Women are twice as likely as men to age alone but less likely to feel lonely. Social recreation options like dance fitness classes provide opportunities to be part of a community of likeminded women.
Updated December 2022