Dance as Therapy – August 27, 2011

Exercise in any form has been linked to the “happy hormone” called endorphins.

Endorphin is a naturally-occurring opioid produced by our body during periods of excitement. It results in a feeling of exhilaration and a general sense of well-being. It has been know to treat all types of stress and pain. Being an opioid, it is no wonder dancers and athletes seem to be addicted to their sport.

You will, too, once you experience the joy of dancing ZUMBA. Join Mr. Nick Manjares in an afternoon of dance therapy at the Asian Hospital on August 27, 2011 at 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Admission is free. Pre-registration is required. Call 771-9000 loc 8066 to reserve a slot.

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  1. Hi Dra! I had an appendectomy a month ago and would like to know if I can already go back to my zumba classes. By the way, I really like your website, very user-friendly. Thank you also for recommending Dr. Rolly Cinco for my surgery :)

    • filipinamd says:

      Dear Tin,

      Thank you for visiting my page. With regards to getting back to your zumba class: Normally, I advice my patients who have undergone surgery to delay strenuous exercise till 3-6 months after the operation. The rest period depends on the length of the incision, the current physical condition of the patient and the type of exercise she will be doing.

      With you, I believe you opted for a laparoscopic-appendectomy. That type of surgery has a short recovery period. Laparoscopy entails making 3 small incisions or cuts on your abdominal wall. These wounds heal easily and since they are small, the chance of an hernia or a bulge is very small.

      Four to six weeks of rest should be enough. So, YES you may go back to your zumba classes! Aaah Zumba!!!!

      Live healthy! Live happy!
      Doc D