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Let’s dance! Rhythmic motion can improve your health

April 21, 2016
  • By Beverly Merz, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

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Beverly Merz, Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

Beverly Merz is Executive Editor of Harvard Women’s Health Watch, a publication she helped start in 1993. Before coming to Harvard she was an Associate Editor of JAMA, Managing Editor with the Union of Concerned Scientists, … See Full Bio
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Vanessa Woods
May 13, 2016

Great article! As a current professional dancer and owner of a dance program for senior citizens called Vitality Ballet, I couldn’t agree more on the true power of dance. Check out what we do for our St. Louis seniors

May 13, 2016

I suggest you try Zumba. There are some communities or groups out there who are doing Zumba regularly and some are for free! So dance your heart out and let’s all live a healthy life. 🙂

Samarpan kala kendra
May 6, 2016

Samarpan Kala Kendra is one of the best dance schools in Gurgaon.

May 2, 2016

Boy do I know all the positive benefits of dance! I’ve reconnected with my love of dance since I’ve retired and I now teach many forms of dance to those over the age of 65 whether they are dancing to showtimes, line dancing, taking ballet or dancing with their arms and torsos to uplifting and fun songs. My motto is –Dance On!

Samarpan Kala Kendra
April 26, 2016

Samarpan Kala Kendra is one of the best semi-classical dance classes in Gurgaon.

karen mundy-judkins
April 24, 2016

Hello folks.

I just presented a research paper, “Lines in Motion: Line Dancing in Community, and Health,” for the Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta Georgia, April 2016. I am a medical sociologist and epidemiologist by training.

I have been line dancing for five years, to good results. The only problem I experienced was over-use injuries. But this could be remedied with moderation and training.

Cordially, Karen Mundy-Judkins, PhD.

April 24, 2016

Wow.. I think I’ll take a dance class. Thank you for the infomation.

Best regards,

chip tuning
April 23, 2016

very good quality blog

At the same time a great article

Thank you

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