Can you dance your way to better brain function?
The answer is YES! A recent study from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences, Colorado State University headed by Dr. Aga Burzynska shows that dancing increases white matter in the brain. Think of white matter as well insulated wiring in an engine. The more white matter you have, the better your brain conducts electrical activity, hence better brain function.
Check out this short video on the study. In the text of the video is a link to the full study. You may want to wait till you have had a few weeks of dancing before you tackle the complicated scientific literature.
Not dancing you say? Not sure you can dance? Need a class that can ease you into movement? Well you are in luck. Nia is a great way to do just that!
What is Nia? Here is a video from founder, Debbie Rosas on Nia.
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You may find MAGMA by either entering the building on the Pleasant St. side or via the Main St. entrance. The elevator is accessed by the Main St. door. Walk to the rear of the arcade and take the elevator to 5th floor and walk through the gymnastics space.