Dancing on a regular basis can improve balance and reduce the likelihood of falling.
The elderly have less muscle and strength, which increases their chances of falling. Balance ability and gait are important risk factors for elderly falls, according to the "dance-based mind-motor activities" study.
For people over the age of 65, falling is one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury. Michele Mattle, the researcher, focuses on: Are dance-based mind-motor activities associated with fall prevention and improved physical functions such as balance, mobility, and strength in healthy adults 65 and older?
"The ability to perform more than two actions at the same time (such as walking and talking at the same time) diminishes as we age. A fall down may occur while walking if an accident occurs. You must respond quickly at this time. When people lose control, balance training can help them react faster "According to Michele Mattle.
"Movements in dance-based mind-motor [activities] are intentional, focused, and require constant attention control for body weight shifting."
According to statistics, approximately 30% of older adults require treatment after falling, and 7% may sustain fractures. Young people are also at risk after falling. Dancing once a week reduces the risk of falling by 37%, and dancing three times a week reduces the risk of falling by 53%. This study offers an effective method for reducing the risk of falling and encourages older adults to dance and exercise!
Everyone understands the value of exercise, but because older adults have limited mobility and move slowly, they may choose to avoid it. This is a dangerous situation! Because not exercising causes physiological functions to deteriorate faster.
Try dancing if you don't like sports. Dance can help you improve your balance and physical mobility. The researchers emphasized that if the exercise frequency is increased and the training time is extended beyond 12 to 24 weeks, the results of improving physical condition and preventing falls can be obtained.
Walking, in addition to dancing, is a good form of exercise. Walking can help those who are just starting to exercise regularly develop exercise habits and perseverance. The elderly can dance or go for a walk with a group of people, increasing social activities and exercise and making life more motivating and vital.