Sarah Sze

http://sites.asiasociety.org/sarahsze/

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Health Benefits of Dance

Health benefits of dancing

Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:

  • Improved condition of your heart and lungs
  • Increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • Increased aerobic fitness
  • Improved muscle tone and strength
  • Weight management
  • Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • Better coordination, agility and flexibility
  • Improved balance and spatial awareness
  • Increased physical confidence
  • Improved mental functioning
  • Improved general and psychological wellbeing
  • Greater self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Better social skills.

Use It or Lose It: Dancing Makes You Smarter

http://socialdance.stanford.edu/syllabi/smarter.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_and_health

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_science

So You Think You Can Dance?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-neuroscience-of-dance&print=true

The New England Journal of Medicine

Leisure Activities and the Risk of Dementia in the Elderly

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa022252#t=articleTop

YouTube videos of Deborah Saparoff