The impact of dancing on health
The World Health Organization once called the dance “the best sport in the world.”
The Queen’s University of Belfast study found that dancing helps longevity. Dance makes the old people often together, enhance mutual understanding and communication, reduce the loneliness of the old people, let them realize that they have not been abandoned by the society, and at the same time reduce the pain caused by aging.
Long-term adherence to dancing can enhance lung capacity, strengthen heart reserve, increase body resistance, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
2 balance well
A study by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil found that the elderly jumped for three months of ballroom dancing. The balance of the balance could be improved by 50% every three and a half hours a week, and the risk of falling was significantly reduced. The fracture has a significant effect.
Dancing can improve the flexibility of the human body. The large movement can fully stretch all parts of the body, increase the flexibility of muscles and joints, and enhance flexibility and coordination. Good flexibility reduces the probability of sports injuries.
4 muscle strength
Dancing is a systemic exercise that uses most of the muscles of the body, which not only enhances muscle strength, increases endurance, but also improves body size. Frequent dance can also relax the muscles and bones, reducing problems such as back pain caused by lack of exercise.
5 brain power bar
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that regular dance can reduce the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease by 76%, which is better than other sports. Another study has shown that mating with the partners and physical contact with each other can improve the athletic ability of the already affected patient population.
6 heart flower
Dancing is a group activity that helps the elderly to make new friends, connect with old friends, increase social interaction, and enhance social adaptability. Chatting with everyone can drive away the feeling of loneliness and loss. Dancing improves the body’s function and enhances self-confidence.
Older people should choose to dance based on their health, athletic ability, and hobbies. The general principle is that as age increases, the exercise intensity needs to be appropriately reduced.
1, 50 to 60 years old.
The elderly in this age group have relatively good cardio-respiratory functions. They can choose dances with a slightly more rhythm according to their hobbies, such as tango, chakra dance, and ballroom dancing. The range and frequency of exercise can be slightly faster, reaching moderate intensity exercise, 1 to 2 hours per day.
A load of dancing should be appropriate. It is better to exercise 5~7 times a week and keep the heart rate at around 120 times per minute.
2, 60 to 70 years old.
The motion amplitude and frequency are appropriately reduced by the medium and low-intensity exercise load.
Old people of sixty or seventy years old can choose to sing songs, fan dances, and other dances. The movements are softer and have less impact on the joints such as the waist, knees, and ankles, which can avoid the occurrence of sports fatigue damage. The target heart rate during exercise can be calculated by “170-age”, and those with exercise basis can increase the number of 5-10 times/minute.
3, 70 years old or older.
Older people have significantly reduced heart and lung function, poor balance and flexibility, and increased risk of sports injuries. It is best to choose soothing and soft dances such as slow three, slow four, and tai chi dance. The elderly should avoid sudden and large twists, hips, lower back, and other movements to prevent joints, muscle damage or fractures.