By That Elegant Touch
Get Into The Groove.
This weekend is the Dizzy Feet Foundation’s National Day of Dance. Moving to the music can make you happier, smarter, and a whole lot healthier – so just dance!
Whenever the super-stressed residents on Grey’s Anatomy bust out in an impromptu dance party, it must be because they know how healing it is – they are doctors, after all (well, TV ones, at least)!
Truth is, shaking your booty is remarkably healthy, and not just in a fitness and weight loss kind of way. Dancing can preserve your brain power, improve your outlook, grow your social circle, and protect your most important organs…even if you have no rhythm.
You don’t have to have moves like Jagger to reap any of dancing’s health-enhancing benefits. “The brain rewires itself based on use,” explains Joe Verghese, M.D., a professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The more time you spend on the dance floor (or flail around in your underwear at home), the more you train your brain to open those feel-good floodgates – and the more you’ll start to amp up your overall well being.
It’s never too late to start a healthier lifestyle and however you choose to move, you can glean the biggest rewards by doing it for 20-30 minutes most days of the week. What are you waiting for? Go cut a rug.
For more information about starting a healthy lifestyle, check our our website over the next few weeks at http://www.thatet.com. Our fall Healthy Living Event is scheduled for September 9th.