Why Some Doctors Dance

Cleveland Clinic Dr. Elaine Wyllie, Director of Pediatric Neurology, and Dr. Robert Wyllie, Chairman of the Pediatric Institute and Children’s Hospital, took up ballroom dancing to help them stay in shape. Some other benefits of ballroom dancing, according to a study in the Journal of Aging Clinical and Experimental Research include improving balance and coordination in middle aged and elderly people. And a New England Journal of Medicine study shows dancing reduces the risk for dementia. Theodore Shu, a Geriatric Medicine doctor at the Cleveland Clinic says people generally tend to be happier if they are actively engaged — both physically and socially.

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