Weekly musical dance classes can help to improve daily living and motor functions in those with mild-to-moderate Parkinson's disease.
Studying the evolution of human dance, psychologists discovered chimpanzees also perform duo dance-like behaviors similar to a conga line.
For those with a genetic predisposition to obesity, partaking in six specific types of exercise can help combat weight gain. Jogging, yoga, power walking, certain types of dancing and mountain climbing can help reduce BMI in those with a predisposition to obesity. Surprisingly, cycling, swimming, and games like Dance Dance Revolution did not counteract the genetic effects on obesity.
Numerous recent studies have shown a link between exercise and improved cognitive performance in older people. A new study reveals dancing may have the most profound effect on cognitive health.
A new study suggests dancing the Argentine tango could have positive effects for Parkinson's patients.