Want to stay young for long? Dance to your favourite tunes!

A daily dose of physical exercise, especially dancing, can help reverse the signs of ageing in the brain as well as delay the onset of age-related diseases like Alzheimer’s, according to a study.

It is known that physical exercise slows down age-related decline in mental and physical capacity. But the new study says that dancing has the strongest anti-ageing effect on the brain in the elderly.

It also helps increase balance as well as improve the nerves involved in the sensory systems. Balancing is an important everyday function, and when it is affected it leads to falls which is a major health risk factor.

The research team looked at a group of elderly volunteers, with an average age of 68 years for the study. The fitness training program they were put through was made up of cycling or walking, as well as different dance forms.

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