When is the last time you went dancing? Can't remember?  Maybe it's time to dust off those dancin' shoes for a mental boost!  A new study finds taking a salsa class makes you smarter. Researchers found study participants who took a 30-minute salsa class saw a memory increase of 18 percent, a 13 percent increase in focus, and an eight percent boost in understanding.

WOW! those are serious numbers.  How does it work?

Study leaders say, "Dance is physically active but it's also very coordinative. You have to think about the steps, you have to think about the pattern, you have to think about staying in time with the music."  The end result of accessing all those functions at the same time while employing physical exertion combines to provide a measurable mental boost.  (Daily Mail) 

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