DANCING may help older women to remain living independently – unlike other types of exercise, a study has found.
Older women who dance were found to be 73% less likely to need help with routine tasks like bathing, dressing and eating.
Experts believe dancing makes daily life easier for older people by improving their sense of balance and thinking skills.
Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology tracked over 1,000 women aged 75 to 84. They took part in 16 different types of exercise. Women who danced were less likely to have a “disability” meaning they needed partial or total help with activities of daily life. The study was published in the ScandIinavian Journal of Medicine and Science.
Article from The Daily Mail 2018