Dancing to your favourite beats may reverse signs of ageing
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Dancing to your favourite beats may reverse signs of ageing

By: Shivani Arora

Published on: Sat 26 Aug 2017 05:14 PM

Uttar Pradesh News Portal : Dancing to your favourite beats may reverse signs of ageing

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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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