St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 30, 2013
Exercise is one of the best allies when searching for balance in the mind-body connection. The undisputed benefits of movement -such as dancing- span across the board and include improved cardiovascular, digestive, and health, just to name a few. Exercise now brings yet another benefit: it can actually help cognitive-neuropsychological performance. According to a recent study by The American Society of Neurorehabilitation (http://www.ibp.ucla.edu/research/GomezPinilla/publications), there are indicators that repetitive exercises can “train” the neurological system and improve a variety of processes within the body.
Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area funnest, friendliest dance studio (http://www.dance-pizazz.com) is excited about these findings and knows that ballroom dance can help balance the nervous system by:
- Fostering better kinesiological performance: As the brain is engaged through repetitive exercises -such as those used to create a dance routine, it sends sophisticated signals to the body through the nerves that specifically target posture and movement. When the nervous system is engaged more and more through this type of exercise, it actually leads to quicker reaction times, more flexibility and coordination, and expands overall range of motion;
- Improving somatic health: As the body exercises through dance, blood flow increases and more oxygen and glucose reach the brain. Because the body’s systems are interconnected, this promotes the active removal of toxins that would otherwise affect the nervous and other systems; and
- Strengthening the mind-body connection: There is a direct correlation between improved mood, concentration, learning ability, and memory in those whose nervous systems are stimulated through healthy movement and artistic outlets. Dancing is an ideal form of exercise because it allows the dancer to move while making use of artistic expression.
Dance Pizazz is aware of the many ways ballroom dance contributes to a healthier body. The added boost to the mind-body connection through the balancing of the nervous system is yet another reason to get those heels on the dance floor. Check out http://www.dance-pizazz.com to see other ways dancing can improve health and bring balance to a busy life.