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Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease: Dance!

Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease: Dance!

Alzheimer’s disease effects the brain, our memory, thinking and behavioural functions, just to name a few. It’s certainly something to try and avoid by keeping the brain active.

Research relating Alzheimer’s and ballroom dancing has continuously confirmed that this form of exercise and hobby is a deterrent for this disease, possibly lowering the risk for Alzheimer’s by as much as 76%.

How does dancing do this, you may ask?

When we learn something new, in this case ballroom dancing, we use parts of our brain that are sometimes not being used. This part of the brain helps us remember certain things. Exercising the brain is just like exercising the body – the more you use it, the more healthy it will stay! By using this part of our brain to remember techniques, steps, styles & dances, we increase the chance that we’ll have a healthier brain for a much longer period of time.

Make sure you keep dancing, not only for the excellent physical benefits, but for the added mental effects as well. The brain should be treated as a muscle that needs to be worked out to stay in shape and what better way to do it then dance the night away!