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Tango-therapy, a medicine you dance.

Health reports have determined that tango can help to improve people’s behavior and longevity.


Even though modern times have professionalized tango, in terms of competition, its essence has always been to spark sensations that give life to the body and soul of every person. As part of a routine or a hobby, tango is an exercise that helps create consciousness about one’s body and the behaviors that surround it. The medicine is the dance.

According to a variety of university studies, dancing tango can work as a form of alternative therapy with a high grade of significance. It’s an exercise that helps motor skills and essential components that allow kinesiological evolution. Diseases like diabetes, Parkinson, Hypertension, ACV, mental disorder and arthritis, among others, according the Barcelo Foundation of Medicine.

In some occasions, body language can become much more eloquent than hundreds of bombastic words exposed during a long speech. Tango, for example, through its movement has transformed into a powerful channel of communication to inform not those that watch the dancers but functions more as an exercise of introspection for the dancer. Helping to understand the needs and desires of their own body.

The hug in which brings together the couple that dances tang, is the first sign of communication that reveal important personality traits. Confidence, security, strength, respect or even discomfort can be some of the first sensation perceived.

In previous incarnations of the Tango World Cup in Buenos Aires bore witness to tangos powers, as an exercise offering mental health benefits and physical. For this edition of the competition, a young man of 99 years old, James McManus, entered the competition, becoming a clear example of tango as therapy for its mix of impact on longevity, vitality and lucidity.



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