Dancing is good for the body and mind and also reverses the aging process of the brain!
August 11, 2019
Age is a state of mind!
Even, if it is true that cellular aging occurs with the passage of time, nevertheless, to always feel young it would be enough not to stop doing some the good things that we like doing, such as dancing!
Did you know that dancing even in our advanced years is not only good for the mind but reverses the aging process of our brain cells?
This is precisely the conclusion of a surprising scientific research study published in the journal "Frontiers in Human Neuroscience".
The research study compared for 18 months, the brain scans obtained from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the participants while they were happily dancing to the notes of different musical genres.
The result was very informative! In fact, it was discovered that the brain structure of participants with an average age of 68 had improved due to their participation in group or individual dances.
This means that in these individuals the area of the hippocampus has expanded considerably, and this is the area of the brain that is scientifically proven to be most subject to deterioration in Alzheimer's cases.
This same research study has also pointed out that dancing is a physical exercise that allows us to improve the balance, resistance, and flexibility of our body. Therefore, dancing is a panacea for our sensory-motor abilities and cognitive skills.
The Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports has also published a new research study which highlights how the regular physical activity of around 1,000 Japanese women (activities such as yoga, dance, walking, bathing) has prevented 73% of them from contracting disabilities, both mental and physical.
What else are you waiting for? Sign up for a dance class, go wild dancing to your favorite songs or music alone or in the company of others! Dancing keeps you young!