Dancing Among The Best Exercises For Improving Balance

Among the elderly, falls are common, dangerous, and can lead to serious health consequences. According to the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, one in three elderly adults fall each year. Exercise can be an effective way of reducing falls and strengthening balance. A new study aimed at determining the best exercise for improving balance and coordination in the elderly tested a number of different exercises, including yoga, dance, walking, and cycling, on 9,917 participants. The research showed the best activities to prevent falls were dancing and carrying objects while walking. Tracey Howe, study researcher, said combining activities that use various parts of the body and keeping a routine of three times a week for three months was the best method for reducing falls. More here.

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