Scientists state that there is something free that you can do right now toward personal health and wellness.
Welcome to our third annual Alzheimer's Prevention show, where I take the research of scientists who have done incredible work toward preventing this disease to possible good use for all of you. How, you may ask? It seems that dancing may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's Disease by increasing the flow of oxygen to the brain through aerobic exercise and stimulating the brain's neuroplasticity. Best part is, regardless of skill level or physical ability, anyone can dance. As with other previous years, the show is focused on songs about dancing in one form or another.
The Pointer Sisters in 1982: (l-r) June, Anita and Ruth. Photograph by Norman Seeff, courtesy of Sony/BMG. Click on image to enlarge for detail.
If you were ever wondering why I chose to have this show in mid-November every year, it is because way back in 1983, President Ronald Reagan designated November as Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Sadly, he would disclose in 1994, again in November of that year, that he too suffered from this condition. November has also not been lost on others when making a public statement about the disease: just last week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, along with his wife Melinda and on behalf of their charitable foundation, have earmarked $50 million dollars toward research, the first time they have given this much money to a non-communicable disease.
Our tracks this program: Title, Artist
1. Do You Love Me, The Contours
2. The Hustle, Van McCoy
3. Dance Little Sister, The Rolling Stones
4. Dance Wit’ Me (Part 1), Rick James
5. Do the Strand, Roxy Music
6. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowzah Yowzah Yowzah), Chic
7. We Got the Beat, The Go-Go’s
8. Neutron Dance, The Pointer Sisters
9. Get off Your Ass and Jam, Funkadelic
10. (Do the) Push and Pull (Part 1), Rufus Thomas
11. Rhythm, is a Dancer, Snap
12. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground), The Jacksons
13. Freak-A-Zoid, Midnight Starr
14. Let's Dance (Yak Inek Unek), Ibibio Sound Machine
15. Got to Give It Up (Part 1), Marvin Gaye
Love to you all.
Ben "Bear" Brown Jr., owner
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