We are sure the gentleman in this picture agrees; tango is good for the health

Not just a recent article in the Clarin Newspaper but also a five year old article in USA Today tout the Argentine Tango as a way to keep both body and brain in good health (I received notice of the first article from Kim Plank in South Florida)


I will not summarize the article, as I expect you can all read for yourself, but I will say that this isn’t surprising. How is Argentine Tango different from activities like Tai Chi? Perhaps less regimented in one sense but in that lack of regimentation isn’t it more creative? You follow a pattern set by the music but the style is your own.

And people who are serious about dancing—and I do not refer to professionals necessarily—are always in good shape physically and that is half the battle. Tango dancing helps with scores on multitasking tests when compared with walking? Of COURSE it does.

I am going to look into this more and write more on the subject soon.