Dance for Your Brain

The Ballroom Dances
October 24, 2013
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Dance for Your Brain

As well as being fun and a great way to get a physical workout, dancing can help keep your brain healthy:

  • The physical exercise of dancing increases blood flow and the level of brain chemicals that encourage nerve cells to grow.
  • Having to remember dance steps and sequences boosts brain power by improving your memory skills.
  • Social aspects of dancing with a partner lead to lower stress levels and risk of depression. Dancing releases endorphins which lift your spirits.

A 2003 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that ballroom dancing at least twice a week made people less likely to develop dementia. Of 11 physical activities considered in the study, only dancing, in particular ballroom dancing, was tied to a lower dementia risk.

Research also has shown that some people with Alzheimer’s disease are able to recall forgotten memories when they dance to music they used to know.

Give your brain a boost with a Free Introductory Lesson at Storm Ballroom Dance Center – call Cherry Hill (856) 770-4294, Voorhees (856) 229-7733 or contact us online.

 

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