A glance at open classes across the country will show that adults are returning to ballet class in ever-greater numbers Some go for the exercise; others to rekindle a flame. Thrilled to have finally gotten her first pair of pointe shoes at age 43, Vachon is aware that-especially for adults-being health-conscious means following good eating habits that promote the strong bones and resilient tissue which make a body injury-resistant. Lisa D. Shoaf, PhD, a physical therapist and director of clinical education at Virginia Commonwealth University, recommends stretching to warm up the body for activity as well as to promote flexibility.
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