Monday, May 4, 2009

For Longevity, Dancing Is A Good Move

"“I saw a report last week saying that older people who dance tend to be happier and healthier. Social dancing counteracts the normal physical and mental declines of ageing, according to the research, which was conducted by an anthropologist at Queen’s University Belfast. Dancing contributes to longevity and alleviates social isolation, it said. Sounds good. Now where can I do some social dancing in Abu Dhabi? I may not be as old as the study subjects, but it’s never too early to start. Almost every health club in Abu Dhabi lets you pay per visit even if you are not a member, and the range of classes is generous. I decided to try a beat-based activity: the Abu Dhabi Health and Fitness Club’s BodyStep class..."

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