Benefits of Dance

During August I have had time to read more articles of interest and I have come across three,which talk about the benefits of dancing.
One article stated that, not only did dancing keep dementia at bay, but also helped slow the progression of Parkinson’s.

A second stated that a german neuroscientist, Dr Christensen, claims that dancing not only boosts our muscles and balance, but can even increase the size of our brains. A study in Japan showed that before and after brain scans showed that listening to music helps with skills such as concentration and planning.

The third article said that just listening to music will cheer us up as the body’s pleasure chemical, dopamine, is released. So any activity that involves music can have as much of a positive impact on our wellbeing as exercising or losing weight. As dancing is exercise and can lead to weight loss it is a win-win solution.


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