The Dance Cure: The Surprising Science to Being Smarter, Stronger, and Happier
By Peter Lovatt, PhD | HARPER ONE
THIS DEFTLY WRITTEN, entertaining book moves seamlessly from personal anecdote to thought-provoking examination of the plethora of studies on the pure power of dance. Peter Lovatt, a dance psychologist and former professional dancer, believes that when we change the way we move, we change the way we think. The most compelling aspects of his work center around these less predictable benefits of dancing. Sure, it’s excellent exercise, not least of all because people actually have fun while doing it, but it also has the added benefit of making us smarter and more creative.
Much research has been done on dance in the fields of neuroscience, biology, medicine, and anthropology, and the evidence is clear: The act of dancing fosters specific psychological and physiological changes that profoundly improve our human experience. More good news is that dance is accessible to every- one. Age is not an obstacle, nor is a perceived lack of rhythm or coordination. No training
is necessary. You can d …