Article written by Erin Drake on December 12, 2018 thegirlwiththetreetattoo.com
If you are a professional or amateur ballroom dancer or simply just a lover of ballroom dance, then you know how good dance is for your brain and body. You may have even experienced its benefits yourself! It’s obvious from watching TV shows like Dancing With The Stars and So You Think You Can Dance that ballroom dance keeps you physically in shape while challenging you mentally, lifting your mood emotionally and promoting a social connection with your partner. In fact, scientific studies published in The New England Journal of Medicine as well as by Harvard, Columbia and other major medical schools all agree that ballroom dancing is specifically linked to the prevention of Dementia and Alzheimer’s, and one of the best treatments for people struggling with neurological degenerative disorders.
With ballroom dance being proven as an effective way to prevent and treat dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and many other neurological diseases, why is it not the #1 prescribed activity among those afflicted?
There are plenty of keys to happiness, and dancing just so happens to be one of them! The art of ballroom dancing has been alive since the 16th century- peaking in the 19th and 20th century after the incorporation of the two-step, tango, and waltz. Thanks to tv shows such as Dancing With The Stars, this elegant art form is back and in the spotlight of the dance world.
Ballroom dancing is a wonderful way for people from all walks of life to get in shape while also releasing their creative juices. This goes past merely benefiting your body- to also benefiting your state of mind and social connections. Dancing is a great social activity, and it has been proving that socializing regularly can have vast health benefits on self-esteem, stress, and even your BMI. Here are the Top 10 from Health Fitness Revolution and author of the book ReSYNC Your Life Samir Becic:
They’re fluffy, independent and affectionate, and while cats require much less attention than dogs and often keep to themselves, owning a cat or kitten can provide multiple benefits for your health. Whether you own a friendly lap cat or a quiet introvert, the sense of companionship and love you have for your pet can be just as enriching as any other friendship.
Here are the Top 10 from Health Fitness Revolution and author of the book ReSYNC Your Life by Samir Becic:
Article written by Donna Miesbach on Chopra Center
You have the power to help your body heal itself. Whenever you’re hurt, use these affirmations to help bring your thinking and your choices back in line with basic principles that support the alignment of the physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
1. My body knows how to heal itself, and is doing so even now. The body is naturally a self-healing mechanism. It is constantly maintaining and restoring itself. You know this to be true because your body has been doing it ever since you were born. Think about all the cuts and bruises you’ve acquired that have closed up and gone away.