Scientists have found that the areas of the brain that control memory and skills such as planning and organizing improve with exercise and dance has the added dimension of balance. Specifically dance stimulates the hippocampus and increases neuron connections. Regular dancing reduces the risk of dementia by 76%. Studies are conclusive cutting a rug on a regular basis is good for the brain.
Mixing it up as far as what type of dancing doesn’t matter, so square dance or disco dance do a tango or a waltz or a two step do it often, and do it with friends to get the most benefit if you need a reminder dance;
- Reduces dementia
- Stimulates hippocampus
- Increases balance
- Increases neuron connections
Dancing is good for the body and the brain. You can join a YMCA class or maybe your local community center has a class that is right for you. You can also find classes on YouTube. And there are clubs that encourage dancing in Denver there is the Grizzly Rose a country western bar that has free line dancing classes on Sunday evenings. Dancing is good for the brain, body and soul. So cut a rug, dance the light fantastic.