Dancing Contributes to Clear Mind and Sound Body

Frequent dancing wards off dementia, according to the New England Journal of Medicine report. A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one’s mind can ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, much as physical exercise can keep your body fit.

One of the surprises with the study was that almost none of the physical activities appeared to offer any protection against dementia. There was one important exception: the only physical activity to offer protection against dementia was frequent dancing. Dancing frequently reduced the risk of dementia by 76%, the greatest reduction of any activity studied, cognitive or physical including, reading, crossword puzzles, bicycling, swimming and golf.

Our brain constantly rewires its neural pathways, as needed. If it doesn’t need to, then it won’t. Dancing with a partner integrates several brain functions at once, increasing your connectivity. Dancing simultaneously involves kinesthetic, rational, musical and emotional processes.

Dancing, where you make as many split-second decisions as possible, is the key to maintaining true intelligence.

It is important to make dancing a part of your weekly routine. These health benefits can only be attained through regular dance sessions. So have fun discovering new dances and making new friends, while improving your body, mind and soul.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio offers all kinds of dance instruction; from Ballroom, to Country Western to Latin for all ages and abilities, no partner is necessary. 

Submitted by: Fred Astaire Dance Studio

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