Ballet Dancing Boosts Senior Fitness and Energy
Classes Improve Health
Ten Australian seniors that strapped on ballet slippers and participated in Ballet for Seniors classes for three months reported feeling more fit, energetic and animated, according to research from the Queensland Institute of Technology and the Queensland Ballet. They also found that ballet improved their posture, flexibility, maneuverability and awareness.
Mastering challenging movements and sequences made the dancers happier than working at already achieved levels. Also, the group enjoyed developing supportive social bonds in get-togethers outside the dance studio.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
This article appears in the September 2018 issue of Natural Awakenings.
More from Natural Awakenings
Whole body health is achievable; it simply takes establishing and maintaining balance in the brain. And for many, the journey to health begins with chiropractic care.
Ridding your home of harmful chemicals and toxicity doesn’t have to be a daunting task.
An eight-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class, designed to help decrease stress and improve health and well-being taught by Scott Sweet, LCSW, LCAC, kicks off this month in Indianapolis. Classes will begin January 30 and 31 with two class options of 8:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and 3:30 to 6 p.m. Thursdays.
Helping Ninjas of Indianapolis recently presented a Stand Up for Our Planet Certificate of Recognition to Tom Wood Subaru for its eco-friendly business approach and contributions that positively impact the local community and environment.
The Indianapolis Public Library celebrated the opening of its Michigan Road branch on December 15.