Author: Sandra Campanelli

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no" css=".vc_custom_1513210797240{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Balance is super-important as we get older, and the good news is that you don't have to hit the gym to strengthen it. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator align="align_left" el_width="50"][vc_column_text] Exercise helps us fight aging by boosting immunity, helping to prevent heart attacks, diabetes, and other degenerative diseases, slowing memory decline, and possibly even reversing wrinkles. While there is no shortage of studies showing that regular physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, new research claims that one type of exercise is most beneficial for balance—and that’s dancing. The

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no" css=".vc_custom_1513210797240{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_separator align="align_left" el_width="50"][vc_column_text] It's time to get your groove on. Dancing has a way of taking your cares away. It doesn't matter if it's the Electric Slide, the Macarena or your own crazy moves. Who hasn't gotten lost in an upbeat song as they jumped around? But not only does it feel good to the soul, dancing also has some major health perks. Research shows dancing can improve your mental health by boosting your overall happiness. If you're looking for a reason to shake it off today, check out some

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no" css=".vc_custom_1513210797240{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Why swinging your body lifts your spirit [/vc_column_text][vc_separator align="align_left" el_width="50"][vc_column_text]We've become a nation of armchair dancers, mesmerized by Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. But research shows that getting a groove on yourself is more beneficial—improving social skills, lifting your spirits, even reversing depression. In a study at the University of Derby, depressed patients given salsa dancing lessons improved their moods significantly by the end of the nine-week, hip-swiveling therapy. Researchers cite the endorphin boost of exercise, plus the social interaction and concentration that dancing requires, and

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Have you had the idea in your mind for a while, but keep pushing back the day when you will finally click that subscribe button or drag yourself to the dance studio and live your dream? Think no more, here’s why you should join a dance team today! 1. Bring out the best in you. Dancing as a team will push you to become a better dancer every time. You will receive motivation from your teammates and your instructor and will be a motivator in return. Remember that

[vc_row enable_arrows_animation="no" css=".vc_custom_1513210797240{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_separator align="align_left" el_width="50"][vc_empty_space][eltdf_section_title type="standard" position="" title_tag="h3" title_transform="" disable_break_words="no" title="Physical activity"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]For centuries, dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise. More recently we’ve seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being. Most recently we’ve heard of another benefit: Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter. A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one’s mind by dancing can ward off Alzheimer’s disease