Waltz May Help Heart Patients Back To Better Health!
Posted Aug 26 2008 4:18pm
Using waltz for cardiac rehabilitation for 110 heart failure patients to exercise their damaged hearts, the Italian researchers had found that the dance could be just as effective as bicycle and treadmill training for improving exercise capacity.
The dance also improved the patients' sleep, mood and the ability to engage hobbies, do housework and have sex.
It is known that exercise is crucial after people suffer heart problems, but getting people to stick with it is tough. Statistics showed that up to 70 percent drop out of traditional programs.
Waltz is internationally known and is quite aerobic. More importantly, it may capture the patients' interest because it may be more fun than just running on a treadmill.