Neuroscientists Finally Revealed The Number One Exercise For Slowing Down The Aging Process
As we age, we slowly have to accept the grey hairs, our wrinkled skin and of course, our year number. As time passes by most of us feel negative towards our body when it comes to aging and we do everything we can to slow down the process as much as possible. Fortunately, neuroscientist found an interesting way to slow down the mental and physical body aging, and that’s dancing.
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Journal published a study that reveals this fact – people that tend to be more active can and will slow down the aging process of the body, and by those that don’t, it’s best for them to include dancing in their routine.
The lead author of the study, Dr. Kathrin Rehfeld claims that this study has shown that physical exercises can slow down the brain aging, improves the relationship we have with ourselves, and our body stays active and energetic.
The study includes 52 subjects, all aged 63-80. The subjects were divided into 2 groups, the first was the group that took dancing classes and the second was the group that got into various sports activities. The first group that were taken to the dance lessons learned new moves and had to memorize the movements, and the second group were doing strength exercises, flexibility and endurance training.
The difference between the both groups is that the first group had improvement on the other areas of the left hippocampus, which means that this group had an increase in the volume of one part of the right hippocampus, the subiculum.
The conclusions from the study were that dancing, especially the changing choreography, can have better results than repetitive physical activities like cycling or walking.
Dr. Rehfeld added that the dance group had a weekly program that was included with new movements, different genres, so it means that the dance routine changes into every two weeks with new music, rhythm, formation and steps to learn. He also explains that everyone wants to feel young and healthy forever, and dancing is a good way to stay intact and in a good relationship with your body and self.