5 Reasons Why Dancing is Good for Your Health

why dancing is good for healthWhitney Thore had gained nearly 100 pounds. It stemmed from polycystic ovary syndrome, and she found it hard to accept her larger figure.

Her emotional distress peaked while she was living abroad and dealing with a breakup. Frustrated and unable to find relief, she turned on some music and started to dance.
“I was all alone in an apartment by myself, and I closed my eyes and just naturally let my body move the way that it wanted to, which is something I hadn’t done in over a decade. And as I’m just moving, just swaying, eventually I started moving more and more. And within minutes, I was just crying,” she said.

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5 Health Benefits of Dancing

emotional-benefits-of-dancingWhitney Thore had gained nearly 100 pounds. It stemmed from polycystic ovary syndrome, and she found it hard to accept her larger figure.

Her emotional distress peaked while she was living abroad and dealing with a breakup. Frustrated and unable to find relief, she turned on some music and started to dance.
“I was all alone in an apartment by myself, and I closed my eyes and just naturally let my body move the way that it wanted to, which is something I hadn’t done in over a decade. And as I’m just moving, just swaying, eventually, I started moving more and more. And within minutes, I was just crying,” she said.

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Dancing Can Reverse the Signs of Aging In the Brain

 dancing reduces dementiaA study has found that dancing can reverse the signs of aging in the brain. It has found that elderly people can reverse signs of aging in the brain by performing physical exercise, with dancing in particular being most effective.

 

The findings were published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, and led by scientists from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Magdeburg, Germany.

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15-Year-Old Amputee Ballerina Who Lost Her Leg To Cancer, Makes An Unbelievable Recovery

leg-amputation-surgery-timeWhen Gabi Shull from Missouri was only nine years old, she had to have part of her leg amputated due to osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that affected her knee. But as you can see, that hasn’t stopped the young ballerina from dancing!


The cancer was found when Gabi had an x-ray after injuring herself ice-skating. It looked like she’d never dance again but the now fifteen-year-old just can’t stop moving thanks to a revolutionary form of surgery called rotationplasty. Surgeons reattached her foot to the remainder of her leg at a 180 degree angle so that it could fit into a prosthetic in such a way as to allow her to continue dancing. And that’s exactly what Gabi is doing! She takes pointe, hip-hop, tap, jazz, contemporary and lyrical dance classes, and she also dances competitively. Not only that but she’s also a national spokesperson for a children’s cancer awareness organization called The Truth 365. Could this girl be any more awesome? We think not. (h/t: cosmopolitan)

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