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Science Proves That Dancing Is Good for Your Brain

Yasha Wallin

Two recent studies demonstrate how regular aerobic training that incorporates some kind of dance at least once a week, can help anyone maximize their brain function. The studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory. Simply put, here's your excuse to get out and dance, doctor's orders!

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  • Richard Starr

    All I know is dancing is a great way to socialize with the opposite sex in a safe
    manner. By dancing I'm referring to social/partner dancing, not the drunken
    mating dances you find in the clubs.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is the only way I can exercise. Definitely helps with mental health, memory, and creativity.

    • Cait Emma

      So glad that I'm a dancin' fool! Perhaps I should start doing it every morning in the office ... better writing perhaps?