"Indeed, scientists have documented health benefits from exposure to art at all stages of life. Lullabies have been shown to promote neurological development and weight gain in premature infants, while dance appears to help elderly patients with dementia retain greater intellectual, emotional, and motor functions."
"Some scientists believe that such feelings of control and mastery trigger an increase in the production of disease-fighting cells."
This is just a tiny part of a very interesting article. I always figured that art helped, but who knew?
Edited by: BECCABOO127 at: 9/27/2012 (00:37)
Try harder--in everything that you do! If the mind mends, the body will follow. Gluten free is working for me!
By the inch, it's a cinch, by the mile, it's a trial! I am baby stepping to health and wellness.
Becca, Scarlet Dragons, BLC, Winter 2016 Romanian Ridgebacks Eastern Standard Time
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.