Do you find yourself wondering what you can do in your day to make it not only productive but help you both physically and mentally! I would encourage you to come along to Senior Nia Dance at Dance NZ, Hamilton!
Our Nia Dance Move to Heal class is perfect for those with limited mobility which often comes with age. Located at the Waikato Sports Fishing Club, come along for a cuppa tea and expand your social circle! You never know who you may meet!
Importance Of Social Interaction
Loneliness is a prevalent problem among senior individuals, especially those who live alone. Opportunities to socialise may become more limited as one becomes older, but this does not negate the importance of social engagement for the elderly. Regular social engagement has been shown in studies to lead to happier and more fulfilled lives, which translates to greater long-term mental health for senior persons. Maintaining excellent mental and physical health requires staying socially active, whereas remaining isolated can significantly diminish a person’s quality of life.
Aside from the opportunity to live a higher quality of life, social interaction has a number of important health benefits for senior citizens, including a possible reduction in the risk of dementia and a wide range of physical issues, such as high blood pressure, arthritis, and cardiovascular activities.
Benefits Of Exercising In Your Elder Years
Studies have shown that maintaining regular physical activity can help prevent many common diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Exercise improves overall immune function, which is important for seniors as their immune systems are often compromised. Even light exercise, such as walking, can be a powerful tool for preventable disease management.
Improved Mental Health
Exercising has a plethora of mental health benefits. Endorphins (the “feel good” hormone) are released during exercise and work as a stress reliever, leaving you feeling pleased and satisfied. Exercise has also been related to better sleep, which is particularly essential for older persons who frequently suffer from insomnia and irregular sleep patterns.
Decreased Risk of Falls
Falls are more common among older persons, which can be terrible for their ability to maintain independence. Exercise increases strength and flexibility, which helps with balance and coordination, lowering the chance of falling. Falls take far longer for seniors to recover from, so everything that will help them avoid them in the first place is essential.
Improved Cognitive Function
Cognitive function is aided by regular physical activity and fine-tuned motor skills. Numerous studies show that physically active people have a lower risk of dementia, regardless of when they start a habit.
Try something new and add a thrill to your regular dance routine with Nia Dance! Expand your current experiences with the unique technique of Nia at Dance NZ. Are you a new Dance NZ member? Click here to get access to a special offer of 3 classes for only $15!
Do you have a query? CONTACT Dance NZ here to reach out with your question and we’ll get back to you right away.
Kind regards, Belinda.
Brown Belt in the Nia Technique. A Certified Parkinson Dance Teacher.
Dance NZ Classes Every Week: Physical and Online HYBRID-Style Nia Dance Sessions
Participate in your favorite in-person and HYBRID-style sessions and join as a free Dance NZ member here.
• Nia Dance Move to Heal: Participate in this session here. Time and dates: 11:15 a.m, Tuesdays mornings. Official sessions venue: Waikato Sports Fishing Club (designated location place: 499 Grantham Street in Hamilton).
• Classic Nia: Participate in this session here. Time and dates: 5:30 p.m, Tuesdays evenings. Official session venue: Waikato Sports Fishing Club (designated venue place: Grantham Street in Hamilton).
• Gentle Nia: Participate in this session here. Time and dates: 9:30 a.m, Wednesday mornings. Official session venue: Raglan Town Hall (designated location place: 41 Bow Street, Raglan).
• Classic Nia: Participate in this session here. Time and dates: 9:30 a.m, Friday mornings. Official session venue: Saint John’s Hall (designated location place: Hamilton, 20 Wellington Street).
• Nia for Parkinson’s Freedom Dance: Participate in this session here. Time and dates: 12:00 p.m, Friday afternoons. Official session venue: Saint John’s Hall (designated location place: 20 Wellington Street, Hamilton).
You can find on the Dance NZ site here booking and information about online HYBRID-style sessions and in-person classes with your instructor, Belinda Goodwin.
Dive further into everything about the Nia Technique at nianow.com.