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Dancing is good for your body, soul AND mind!

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

There have been many articles and videos about how dancing is good for you. After a 21 year study about leisurely activities and its effects on Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases, the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that the ONLY physical activity that protects against dementia is frequent dancing!

From their study:

  • Reading – 35% reduced risk of dementia
  • Bicycling and swimming – 0%
  • Doing crossword puzzles at least four days a week – 47%
  • Playing golf – 0%
  • Dancing frequently – 76%.   That was the greatest risk reduction of any activity studied, cognitive or physical.

To read more about how dancing affects our brains and what they discovered, Stanford published a shortened article or click here for the full NE Journal of Medicine article.