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THURSDAY, Oct. 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Dance classes may beat traditional exercise when it comes to improving older adults' balance -- and it might enhance brain areas related to memory and learning along the way.

That's the finding of a small study that compared dance lessons against standard exercise -- including brisk walking -- among 52 healthy seniors.

Over a year ...

THURSDAY, June 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- It may not be for everyone, but a new study suggests that the smooth stride of a gentle horse may help stroke survivors regain lost mobility and balance years after their brain attack.

"I don't think we're ready to say that once you've reached the last phase of stroke recovery, you should get on a horse," said Dr. Daniel Lackland, a spokespe...

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"Dancing engages your body, mind, and spirit in such a complete way that it's thoroughly exhausting and thrilling," says former Feld Ballet dancer Buffy Miller, reflecting on the wonders and hardships of her calling. "It uses your whole self -- that's what I love about it." Dance may be thrilling, but as with most other professions, the exhilaration comes after years of unswerving dedication and ...

At 104, my great-aunt Lenore Schaeffer* was a sort of living legend. She appeared in Newsweek and on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, but not only because she had outlived most of her peers and the average American. It's because she out-danced most of them too. Schaeffer was probably the oldest American competitive ballroom dancer. And she had a formidable collection of trophies and medals to show ...

Every Saturday morning for nearly 10 years, I faithfully made my way to a funky building in a run-down part of San Francisco, along with 50 other hardcore devotees. At an hour when most fellow urbanites hadn't yet contemplated their first low-fat latte, we embarked on a spiritual journey of sorts. We worshiped with a master of secular ecstasy named Paul. Paul -- part therapist, part lust object -...

Twenty years ago, when Americans heard the word "salsa" most were likely to think of spicy Mexican hot sauce. These days, however, "salsa" is apt to conjure up a different image: breathtaking turns and floating hips, the taut, sensual embrace of a dance partner, and Caribbean-spiced Latin rhythms. Dancing the night away at gyms and community centers, nightclubs and parties across the country, mill...

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