Boogie yourself fit, Grandma. Dancing is exercise!

Dance for exerciseGrandma may not join you for a sweat and grunt session at the gym might but she might boogie down with you to Little Deuce Coop or The Locomotion, and get the same health benefits.

Everyone must move everyday to the best of their ability. However, older adults often have a higher number of barriers that prevent them from being as active as their younger counterparts. The good news is that new research confirms that a fun exer-game called Dancetown actually provides a good dose of exercise for older adults.

Dancetown is an arcade style dance program created especially for older adults to enjoy the benefits of physical activity in a fun, safe and social setting. A new study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) shows that Dancetown’s moderate and hard levels provide a sufficient dose of exercise to maintain or improve cardiorespiratory endurance for older adults.

Dancetown Website

Senior Fitness Test Kit

An excellent battery of simple to administer fitness tests based on the norms of thousands of older adults…not young people.

International Council on Active Aging

The definitive resource for Active Aging resources, tools and information.

American Council on Exercise

One of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world

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