Dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we grow older we suffer a decline in mental and physical fitness, which can be made worse by conditions like Alzheimer’s disease. A new study, published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, shows that older people who routinely partake in physical exercise can reverse the signs of aging in the brain, and dancing has the most profound effect.

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Dance Classes Can Improve Brain Health In Old Age Via Increasing Hippocampus

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dancing, whether professionally or recreationally, requires strength, suppleness, coordination and balance. It’s an enjoyable physical and mental exercise that helps you become more physically active and keeps your mind sharp. A recent study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience has found dance classes can even reverse some signs of aging in the brain.

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Feeling Extra Anxious? Check Out Adaptogens, Herbs Which Regulate Your Stress Hormones

What to know about adaptogens before you stock up.
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Remember maca? Echinacea? St. John’s Wort? Every year or so, it seems, a new herbal remedy rises to mainstream consciousness, instantly appearing in good-for-you bottled juices, powders and even capsules at Walgreens.

Well, get ready for a new wave of up-and-comers: rhodiola, bacopa, schisandra, rhaponticum and reishi mushrooms. Meet adaptogens, a family of herbs roughly defined by their link to the secretion of stress hormones in the body. You’ve already heard of some, like ginseng, and maybe eleuthero and ashwagandha. But more are popping up at hip juice bars and in publications like Entrepreneur and Bustle.

These herbs sound like a revelation: They can relax the body and energize it at the same time, evoking a kind of idealized equilibrium, and help us handle chronic stress, a major contributor to heart disease, obesity, memory impairment and mood disorders. Some coffee drinkers even find certain varieties stimulating enough to replace their morning cup. Leer Más