If you’re looking for a fun way to work out with big benefits, move to the music! In a study published in the 2014 issue of Geriatric Nursing, older adults who took a 45-minute dance therapy class twice a week reported less knee and hip pain and were able to walk faster after three months. “This may help to prevent falls and keep people functional and independent,” says study author Jean Krampe, PhD, RN, CPHQ, assistant professor of nursing at Saint Louis University.
Dancing strengthens muscles, and the music stirs happy thoughts, says Krampe. “People are more likely to keep up ...more