Dancing can help reduce risk of disability in older women: Study
"Although it is unclear why dancing alone reduced the risk of disability, dancing requires not only balance, strength, and endurance ability, but also cognitive ability: adaptability and concentration to move according to the music and partner, artistry for graceful and fluid motion, and memory for choreography," said Yosuke Osuka, lead researcher from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology.
"We think that these various elements may contribute to the superiority of dancing in maintaining a higher ADL capacity," Osuka added.
The study examined the potential effects of 16 different exercise types for reducing disability for activities of daily living (ADL) in older women.
(With inputs from agencies.)
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