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Study: Dance games help bladder control, urinary incontinence

S. Prell, @SamPrell

Dance games can help you burn off calories, lose unwanted weight, tone your muscles and teach you some sweet moves to bust out at the next wedding you're invited to. According to a study published in Neurology and Urodynamics, they can also help women with urinary incontinence. Slap that on the next Just Dance game, Ubisoft.

Canadian and Swiss researchers wrote that 24 women over the age of 65 experienced a "greater decrease in daily urine leakage than for the usual program (improvement in effectiveness) as well as no dropouts from the program and a higher weekly participation rate (increase in compliance)" over the course of 12 weeks.

The researchers did not specify which game was used in the study, and the game itself isn't as crucial to the results as the fact that the participants were engaged in a physical activity. That being said, a Zumba game is more cost effective than a Zumba membership enrollment, and we'd dare say that dancing games can be pretty fun. Maybe that's why participants kept ... well, participating.

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