There has always been re-search having to do with pre-venting Alzheimer’s. This disease effects brain, memory, thinking, and behavioral functions, to name a few. It is certainly something to try and avoid through keeping the brain active.An ongoing research relating Alzheimer’s and Ball-room dancing has continuously confirmed that this form of exercise and hobby is a deterrent for this disease. “Ballroom dancing lowers the risk for Alzhei-mer’s by as much as 76 %”* studies have shown.How does this hobby do this, you may ask. When we learn something new, in this caseBallroom dancing, we use parts of our brain that we sometimes are not used to using. We are using the part of the brain that helps us remember certain things. Exercising the brain is just like exercising the body— the more you use it, the morehealthy it will stay!
If we keep using that brain to remember our techniques, steps, styles, and dances, we increase the chances that we will have a healthier brain for a much longer period of time.Make sure you keep dancing, not only for the ex-cellent 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!
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