Frequent dancing improves your mind. It sounds crazy but keep reading. A major study published by The New England Journal of Medicine added to the growing evidence that stimulating one’s mind by dancing can ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit. Dancing also increases cognitive acuity at all ages.
The 21-year study of senior citizens, 75 and older, was led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.
The goal was to see if any physical or cognitive recreational activities influenced mental acuity. They studied cognitive activities such as reading books, writing for pleasure, doing crossword puzzles, and playing musical instruments. And, they studied physical activities like playing tennis or golf, swimming, bicycling, walking for exercise and dancing.