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Dance to Better Health Take the First Step, Join us at Kin On’s Black and White Ball

09/15/11

What do these have in common? The Cha Cha, Rumba, Foxtrot, Waltz, Jive, Paso Doble and Argentine Tango. If you guessed different style of ballroom dances, you’re right! Dancing can breathe life back into your tired spirit, unleash a creative side you never thought you had or free your soul to swing with the music.
A 2003 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that ballroom dancing at least twice a week made people less likely to develop dementia. Research also has shown that some people with Alzheimer's disease are able to recall forgotten memories when they dance to music they used to know.

Like other moderate, low-impact, weight bearing activities, such as brisk walking, cycling or aerobics, dancing can help:
strengthen bones and muscles without hurting your joints
tone your entire body
improve your posture and balance, which can prevent falls
increase your stamina and flexibility
reduce stress and tension
build confidence
provide opportunities to meet people, and
ward off illnesses like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, and depression*

Let Kin On lead you into the first step of better health, while making a difference for the Asian elderly community. Join us at Kin On’s Black & White Ball on Saturday, October 29 from 5-11p.m at China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave N., Seattle. Cost is $60 per person. Black tie optional. Live band music by Casanova. For more information, contact Fund Development Office at 206.721.3630 or register online at https://kinon.ejoinme.org/KinOnBall.

* Source: Courtesy of AARP at http://www.aarp.org/health/fitness/info-2005/dance_to_health.html

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