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dancing is good for your brain

March 5, 2015, 9:10 p.m.
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a 21 year study of senior citizens recently published in the NEJM looked at what type of activities helped stave off dementia. it turns out that dancing had the greatest benefit in reducing the risk of dementia.

here's a write up on the study:
http://socialdance.stanford.edu/syllabi/smarter.htm

here's the study itself:
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa022252#t=articleTop

context is everything

March 6, 2015, 5:34 a.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPCiR_17GGU

March 6, 2015, 6:55 a.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIrp-EuuUcE

March 6, 2015, 9:04 a.m.
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Isn't the real lesson here that we need to keep doing challenging mental and physical stuff to stay healthy?

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

March 6, 2015, 10:51 a.m.
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Isn't the real lesson here that we need to keep doing challenging mental and physical stuff to stay healthy?

Nope. It means shakin' yer booty stops you from going senile.

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