The philosophy of “use it or lose it” applies to your health in many more ways that you might be aware. For example, adults who spend a significant portion of their daily lives parked on a couch may have trouble performing physically-intensive tasks should there be a sudden demand for it. Lack of use causes muscles to atrophy, significantly limiting the physical abilities of those who have chosen a sedentary lifestyle.

Physical ability is not the only thing subject to the “use it or lose it” rule; cognitive capacity can also be negatively impacted from a chronic lack of stimulation. Those whose mental faculties are not challenged on a regular basis may experience difficulties when presented with a demanding situation that requires them to learn something new. Without continual and habitual learning, the mind loses its elasticity and ability to assimilate new modes of thinking. Social skills are another area where constant use is required to maintain ability – you may be aware it can be painfully apparent when someone needs to get out more often!

Soaring Dance Theatre in Monroe offers adults a way to use their physical, mental, and social abilities all at once. Through our Dancing On adult dance classes, you will experience challenges that keep your body fit, your mind sharp, and your social skills intact. What could be better than keeping the effects of aging at bay by participating in engaging dance lessons among a group of your peers? Monroe area men and women of all ability levels are welcome to join our adult dance classes, where we study ballet, modern, and jazz techniques. We meet Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Contact us today to join, stay young, and let your spirit soar!