These Seniors Can Probably Out-Dance You; They Might Be Healthier, Too
A Chicago researcher and a dance instructor teamed up to help Latin seniors get healthy and physically active without treadmills or weights.By Jamal Andress | March 16, 2016
A dance program helped older Latinos walk faster and improved their physical fitness.
"For me, the goal was to get them dancing and to get them moving. And for Dr. Marquez, it was to gather the data to see what kind of effect this had on the seniors," dance instructor Miguel Mendez said.
Fifty-four seniors participated in the four-month program. The average age was 65 years old, and the classes were held twice a week.