Dancing provides opportunity to stay in shapePublished 5:47pm Saturday, November 10, 2012
Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun, dancing has many positive health benefits. Flexibility is an important part of being healthy.
Dance requires a great amount of flexibility. Most dance classes begin with a warm-up including several stretching exercises. Strength is defined as the ability of a muscle to exert a force against resistance. Dancing builds strength by forcing the muscles to resist against a dancer’s own body weight. Dance is physical exercise. Exercise increases endurance. Endurance is the ability of muscles to work hard for increasingly longer periods of time without fatigue.
Regular dancing is great for improving endurance. Dancing is a social activity. Studies have shown that strong social ties and socializing with friends contribute to high self-esteem and a positive outlook.
Dancing provides many opportunities to meet other people. Dancing can increase self-confidence and build social skills. Because physical activity reduces stress and tension, regular dancing gives an overall sense of well-being.
On Friday, Nov. 16 at 3 p.m. the Senior Center will be hosting a dance. Your favorite singer musician Chris Von Arx and special guests Bruce Darr from Trouble shooter and Tammy Jo Graf, National County Singer will be performing with him. There will be a $3 cover charge at the door and will include the dance and refreshments.
We look forward to seeing you there.
On Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. we are hosting a painting class.
In this class they will be taking a pavers block and painting it, making it into a snowman or scare crow. There will be a $3 member charge or a $5 non-member charge. You will take your finished project home with you. These are great for decoration or even gifts.
To sign up for this fun class stop by the front desk or call 433-2370 ext 0. See you there. You are always welcome at the Senior Center.
Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Hormel Breakfast, 9 a.m. pancakes, sausage; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; craft class: Snowman or scarecrow, 1 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba 4:05, 5:35,7 p.m.
Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.
Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Caregivers Support Group, 10:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba 4:05, 5:35, 7 p.m.
Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Fall Dance with Chris Von Arx and Band, 3 p.m.
Semcac Daily Meals
Monday: BBQ meatballs
Tuesday: Baked chicken
Wednesday: Seashore casserole
Thursday: Roast turkey
Friday: Baked fish