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Are you ready to put your dance shoes on?

According to the University of Missouri-Columbia researchers, participation by older adults in dance-based therapy can improve both their balance and walking speed the key factors in reducing the risk of falls and injury. The researchers used a program called the Lebed Method based on a combination of low-impact dance steps choregraphed to music. IN the latest of series of studies volunteers at an independent living facility participated in 18 dance sessions of a two-month period. They

had so much fun that continued dancing after the study ended!

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