The Dance Cure : The surprising secret to being smarter, stronger, happier
"Peter has brilliantly put into words what I have felt my whole dancing life: that the power of dance can liberate and change all our lives." Darcey BussellHumans are born to dance. And in today's sedentary world, we would all benefit from doing more of it. Science shows that just ten minutes of dancing provides a thorough work out for the body and brain, raising the heartbeat to cause a release of feel-good endorphins, connecting us to our emotions and reducing our stress levels. Dancing quite simply makes us feel more alive.Dr Peter Lovatt, a former professional dancer turned dance psychologist, has spent the past two decades studying why we dance and what it does for us, and is on a personal mission to make dancing as natural an activity in our daily lives as walking or drinking coffee.Filled with fascinating case studies from his research as well as great stories from dance history, The Dance Cure will inspire even those who think they "can't dance" to turn the music on, get up on the floor and dance themselves happy.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 128 x 196 x 18mm | 220g
- 02 Apr 2020
- Short Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Dr Peter Lovatt
Dr Peter Lovatt BSc, MSc, PhD is a Dance Psychologist who heads the Dance Psychology Lab at the University of Hertfordshire. After working as a professional dancer in musical theatre, and overcoming a severe reading difficulty, he took degrees in Psychology & English, Neural Computation, and Experimental Cognitive Psychology. Peter is currently delivering a series of lectures on Performance (Dance) Psychology at the Royal Ballet School.