Monthly Archive for: ‘August, 2017’

Dancing can keep your brain sharp.


We’ve all heard by now that lifestyle habits like aiming for better sleep can help to keep your brain sharp. But, according to one study, so can dancing. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggest that getting footloose on a regular basis is linked with a 76 percent reduction in dementia risk — about as much as playing board games or a …

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Dancing is a great cardio workout.

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Like any good, low-impact cardio workout, dancing can improve cardiovascular health, increase stamina, strengthen bones and muscles and stave off illnesses. But aside from the perks associated any heart-pounding activity, dancing has a cardio edge with unique benefits that actually can’t be achieved by other low-impact exercises. “Dancing can give you more than traditional cardio,” Five components of fitness: cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, …

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