There are many opinions on which exercise is best to help us live longer. But a massive study has pointed to something few were ready for.
We often think of dance posture as something special, something very different from the posture we use in everyday life. It’s not. Here’s why.
The more highly tuned you are as an athlete, the more sensitive your body becomes to the things that don’t help your performance. Foods that impede the efficiency of the body’s muscle burning “engine” become a burden.
Thoughts from a physiotherapist provide insight to the dangers for previously active people, like dancers, of no longer moving muscles and joints.
The World Health Organization has updated its physical activity guidelines for the first time in a decade. We all need to move more. Way more.
There are four primary happiness hormones in the human body. Here’s why dancing releases every one of them and makes you happy when you dance.
Covid-19 has caused millions of people to stop moving. But the health risks of inactivity could be a greater danger than the pandemic.
A Time magazine interview with brain researcher Helena Blumen and professional dancer Derek Hough does a great job of describing the cognitive benefits of dancing.
We may be going through challenging times as we ride out the threat of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning as a dancer. Here are some helpful ways to continue growing.
German researchers found in a study that dancing significantly increases the size of the hippocampus region of the brain, reversing the age of the brain.
The Lara Spencer incident created new cultural awareness around the issue of boys who dance. This post looks at this in more detail.
If you’ve decided that this is the year you want to get into the best shape of your life, put ballroom dance lessons into your fitness schedule. Here’s why.
A number of muscles are used in ballroom dancing to create the beautiful shapes and movement we see on the floor. Here’s a guide to preparing your muscles for dance.
Dancing offers a huge number of benefits to mental and physical health. Dancers can learn lessons from any other physical activity. Here are a few lessons about dancing learned from cycling.
If you’re like most people, you’ve at least started thinking about your exercise and eating program for the new year. But what about your brain? What are you doing to make your mind more fit? Did you know that dancing is one of the best ways to get smarter?
As Canadian DanceSport competitors prepare to compete in the Canadian Closed Championships in the higher altitude of Calgary, Alberta, they should think about how to increase VO2max, their body’s ability to consume oxygen.
Sports nutritionists tell us that hydration is a key part of athletic performance. Here’s more insight on why it matters so much.
It’s doubtful that many competitors understand just how significant the difference is between European and North American ballroom dance competitors.