The power of dance!
Dance can be a beautiful and emotional creative performance but it is also boosts cardiovascular health and bone strength (a weight-bearing exercise), as well as improving balance and flexibility.
A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine investigated the effect that leisure activities had on the risk of dementia in the elderly and found that “unlike many other physical activities, dancing also involves significant mental effort and social interactions.” Both intellectual and social stimulation have been shown to reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Even the NHS are recommending ‘Dance for fitness‘
If you don’t feel like joining a class just turn up your favourite music, let yourself go, and dance at home – alone or with a friend it’s a great way to get exercise and improve your mood.
LOOK FOR INSPIRATION
THE MUSEE DE LA DANSE, TATE MODERN
In May Tate Modern will be transformed temporarily into ‘The Musee de la Danse’ as dancers and choreographers inhabit the galleries for 48 hours as part of BMW Tate Live program.
This will be a free event with some audience participation and for those of us not based in London there will be live-streaming of some performances, artists statements and crowd-sourced contributions online.
REBOUNDING: BOUNCE YOUR WAY TO FITNESS
“Rebound exercise is the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man”… Nasa
Nasa finds Rebounding to be the “quickest and safest way of rebuilding astronauts’ lost bone mineral quality after time spent in the gravity-free environment (aka Space).
While Rebounding, the effect of G-force that the participant would feel while jumping up and down was a very healthy pressure that was felt internally, like getting a gentle squeeze on every cell in the body. Which is why people often call Rebounding a cellular exercise which works the body inside and out.”
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By Maggi Martin