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Horace Luong and Sophie Sickert perform a ballroom dance in formal clothing.

Winnipeg Free Press: Take 2 dance steps and call me in the morning

January 29, 2024 — 

“Dance is a form of exercise, and we all know that in most cases some exercise is better than none,” says Dr. Phillip Gardiner, professor emeritus, faculty of kinesiology and recreation management at the University of Manitoba.

“Seniors that do more exercise have been shown to have higher cognitive function than seniors that don’t exercise.”

Gardiner points out that dance is beneficial to the joints and the circulatory system. It also helps build and maintain muscle mass.

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