Mimi Ison, a self-proclaimed “Mimi Ison,” is an author. “age-positive motivator”Who has an Instagram account and a blog? HeyMiddleAge.
For her blog, she writes thoughtful articles about issues that affect women during their midlife. Money management, vanity, memory, and ageism are subjects she’s explored. However, she’s seriously focused on exercise, dancing, and moving her body.
She has mentioned many times on her Instagram that she is determined to stay strong as the years go by. She wants to keep the abilities she has today—walking, running, climbing, swimming, dancing, and more as she enters her 60s and beyond. And she’s a phenomenal dancer, which is featured on her Instagram page.
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You may be curious how she manages to master all the complex and fast-paced dance moves she displays. Well, she’s just broken down her smart strategy in a recent post.
- Screen record your phone when you see a dance video that you like on social networks.
- Upload the video using a video editing program of your choice like iMovie.
- Variable the speed of your video. “slow.”
- Each step should be broken down into eight counts.
- Start with your feet only, adding in arms once you’re comfortable with the footwork.
- Practice, practice, practice!
Ison increases the video’s speed gradually, working her way up to full speed. The tutorial ends with the caption. “Keep going! Dancing is happiness!”
Ison is certainly on the right track. Dancing is good for your mental and physical health. You can release endorphins which improve your mood, and ease symptoms such as depression and anxiety. Learning complicated choreography can help improve your performance. Brain function.
There are also obvious physical benefits. Dancing can improve flexibility and strength as well as balance. It can increase cardiovascular health and circulation. This sounds like happiness to my ears!
Learning and mastering new skills can be done at any age. This includes those TikTok dances for youth! If you’re new to dance or exercise it’s important to start slowly and listen to your body. If you feel pain, stretch, and hydrate. It also wouldn’t hurt to mention any new exercise routines to your doctor. Happy dancing!