Living well, eating well, and getting plenty of exercise are the best ways of staying healthy overall, aging well and delaying or even staving off Alzheimer disease and other dementias.
Walking is among the best exercises you can do (I walk for about an hour and a half each day), but more fun than walking in my opinion is dancing – especially when you do it in a group. It’s energizing and fun. Plus, learning something new like these seniors are with the hip-hop moves in this video helps create new pathways in the brain, which is thought to be a great way to develop “brain muscle.” AND, If that weren’t enough exercise like this releases endorphins that help people maintain a positive attitude.
So it’s all good. No downside. Yay for music. Yay for dancing.
By the way, can you guess which one of these hip-hop dancers has dementia?