Just 4 "YOUR HEALTH" Dance

Dance Like Your Doctor Is Watching: It’s Great for Your Mind and Body

TIME

BY JAMIE DUCHARME   DECEMBER 20, 2018

Two new studies say that dancing may keep you healthy well into old age, potentially by reducing the risk of disability and dementia.

One paper, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, looked at how various forms of physical activity affected about 1,000 elderly Japanese women and their risk of becoming physically disabled, as measured by their ability to complete tasks like walking, bathing and dressing. The women were asked about their general health and the types of physical activity they regularly did, and were monitored for signs of disability over eight years.  READ MORE …

Story highlights

  • Dancing can be a great workout for your heart and mind
  • Athletes have trained alongside dancers to improve balance and flexibility

5 reasons why dancing is good for your health

(CNN)Whitney Thore had gained nearly 100 pounds. It stemmed from polycystic ovary syndrome, and she found it hard to accept her larger figure.

Her emotional distress peaked while she was living abroad and dealing with a breakup. Frustrated and unable to find relief, she turned on some music and started to dance. READ MORE…