Articles on the many benefits of dancing
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Dancing is a unique form of exercise because it provides the heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise while also allowing you to engage in a social activity. This is especially stimulating to the mind, and one 21-year study published in the New England Journal of Medicine even found dancing can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in the elderly.
Verghese says dancing may be a triple benefit for the brain. Not only does the physical aspect of dancing increase blood flow to the brain, but also the social aspect of the activity leads to less stress, depression and loneliness. Further, dancing requires memorizing steps and working with a partner, both of which provide mental challenges that are crucial for brain health.
Science says Dancing with Friends is Good for your Health.
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You might not think of yourself as a dancer. In fact, maybe even the idea of dancing makes your palms sweat. But growing scientific evidence suggests that getting up and grooving with others has a lot of benefits. In our recent study, we found that synchronizing with others while dancing raised pain tolerance. It also encouraged people to feel closer to others.
This might have positive implications for dance movement therapies, which are already showing promising results in the treatment of dementia and Parkinson's. Music based therapy is also already used for children with autism, and perhaps synchronized and exertive dance therapy could also help them connect with others.