Hit the Dance Floor
Per Dr Oz
Crosswords and card games aren’t the only way to keep your brain razor sharp. It turns out that any kind of dancing with complex moves is stimulating enough to give your neurons a workout. Even the simplest moves provide some physical exercise. So don’t be such a wallflower on your next night out. As a bonus, dancing may help you with tip No. 17.
Salsa, Swing and even Ballroom
- Square dancing
- Swing (traditional or West Coast, which is more technical)
- Line dancing, which can be done to country, rock, pop, or salsa music
- Folk dancing, which can reconnect you to your ethnic roots or introduce you to a whole new culture
- Belly dancing
- Clogging (double-time stomping and tap steps)
- Contra (square dance moves in lines with men and women switching places)
Dance your brain into gear!!
Why wait? Don’t wait for that special occasion or the Saturday dance group – dance down the street! Practice steps as you walk! Grab a business mate and twirl into the break room. The laughter and smiles that accompany dance bring warmth and light to your heart and your day. It’s easy to improve any day with a few twirls and giggles.
Dancing is an exercise for mind and body.
- It strengthens bones
- Increases heart rate
- Adds Laughter
- Creates Smiles
- Increases Stamina and Flexibility
- Improves Balance
- Introduces New Friends
- Fuels Passion