yet another reason to exercise...

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another new study showing the benefits of exercise on memory - from the NY Times

we already know that exercise can remodel the brain, positively affect thinking, and slow the progression of dementia. now a new study has identified the hormone irisin, which is released during exercise, can lessen brain damage and memory loss in dementia and alzheimers. the study was done on mice but can likely be applied to humans as well.

so do your yoga, do your pilates, go dancing, take a walk, be active!

HSPVA Houston - Dance Injury Prevention and Nutrition Lecture

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I had the pleasure of lecturing the freshmen and sophomore dance majors at Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. I graduated from this school as a dance major eons ago so it was especially poignant for me to return. The young dance majors were just amazing with their questions and the diversity of the class is just outstanding. Kudos to HSPVA for keeping it real!