Want to stay young for long? A daily bout of physical exercise, especially dancing, can help reverse the signs of ageing in the brain as well as delay the onset of age-related diseases like Alzheimer's, according to a study.Read also:Action video games may affect memory!
According to a study:
- It is known that physical exercise has the beneficial effect of slowing down.
- Or even counteracting age-related decline in mental and physical capacity.
- However, the new study demonstrated that dancing has the most profound anti-ageing effect on the brain in the elderly.
- It also helps increase balance as well as improve sensorimotor, visual and vestibular information,the three involved sensory systems.
- While "physical activity is one of the lifestyle factors that can counteract several risk factors and slowing down age-related decline.
- Expert think dancing is a powerful tool to set new challenges for body and mind, especially in older age.
- Balancing is an important everyday function, crucial for social mobility.
- Impaired balance often results in falls, which constitute a major health risk factor with consequences.
- In addition,both on morbidity and even mortality as well as health care costs.
- For the study,the team recruited elderly volunteers, with an average age of 68.
- In addition,who were assigned either 18-month weekly course of learning dance routines or endurance and flexibility training.
- The traditional fitness training programme conducted mainly repetitive exercises.
- Such as cycling or Nordic walking but the dance group were challenged.
- Furthermore,with different genres such as Jazz, Square, Latin-American and Line Dance.
- The results showed that both groups showed an increase in the hippocampus region of the brain prone to age-related decline.
- And is affected by diseases like Alzheimer's.
- But "it was only dancing that led to noticeable behavioural changes in terms of improved balance.