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Public supports doctors prescribing dance, poll finds

56% of Brits agree with Government plans to empower GPs to prescribe dance to patients to combat loneliness, according to YouGov data. The figure rises to 69% among those who already have an interest in dance. (Via ArtsProfessional/Open Access Government)

The data, collated by YouGov, found those already with an interest in dance also support the plans, with more than two thirds (69%) agreeing to Prime Minster Theresa May’s plans.

To explore the health and wellbeing benefits of dancing, London-based adult education college, City Lit, has been speaking to two health and fitness experts, Dr Khan, a GP with 30 years’ experience specialising in anti-ageing, and co-founder of the famous Harley Street Skin Clinic, and Tim Allardyce, a chartered physiotherapist at Surrey Physio, about the benefits of dancing for the older generation, and how it can make us look and feel younger.

 

Read the full article at https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/brits-approve-plans-for-gps-to-prescribe-dance-lessons-to-tackle-loneliness/53845/ 

 

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Posted on 14 November 2018

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