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Insane Medicine – Dancing decreases knee and hip pain in the elderly

“Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.” – Robert Maynard Hutchens

Insane Medicine - Dancing decreases knee and hip pain the elderly
Insane Medicine – Dancing decreases knee and hip pain the elderly.
  • A program, called Healthy-Steps, in which low impact dancing twice a week for 45 minutes was used, demonstrated that elderly patient with hip and knee pain had much less discomfort by 12 weeks. The dancing could be performed sitting or standing and was slow and rhythmic.
  • The program results in increased flexibility and strength leading to better movement and less falls potentially. The slower someone walks, the more likely they will fall.
  • Here’s a link to the Lebed method —> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTTlVe9kGJs
  • http://www.gohealthysteps.com/sherry/
  • The bottom line: Get out and Dance!!