Members of senior cheer squad “Japan Pom Pom” pose for commemorative photos before filming a dance routine for an online performance in Tokyo, Japan, on April 12, 2021. Photo: Reuters
Members of senior cheer squad “Japan Pom Pom” pose for commemorative photos before filming a dance routine for an online performance in Tokyo, Japan, on April 12, 2021. Photo: Reuters
Wellness

How to age well: an exercise for seniors where you can really sparkle

  • With an average age of 72 years, cheerleading squad ‘Japan Pom Pom’ practise weekly, perform in popular charity shows and appear periodically on TV
  • ‘I forget everything while I’m dancing,’ says the squad’s energetic 89-year-old founder

Members of senior cheer squad “Japan Pom Pom” pose for commemorative photos before filming a dance routine for an online performance in Tokyo, Japan, on April 12, 2021. Photo: Reuters
Members of senior cheer squad “Japan Pom Pom” pose for commemorative photos before filming a dance routine for an online performance in Tokyo, Japan, on April 12, 2021. Photo: Reuters
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