Is SCD officially good for you?

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For me too please!

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Subject: Re: Is SCD officially good for you?

Do you have a reference (journal, year) or a copy you can send?

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Sophie Rickebusch
CH - Wettswil am Albis

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From: Barbara de Winton <xxxxxxxx@xxxx21.xxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 10:40 PM
Subject: Re: Is SCD officially good for you?

I have often given Dr Michael Argyle's article 'The Psychology of Scottish
Dancing' to new dancers. In this article he states that the most striking
feature of Scottish Country Dancing is the high level of joy created.
I see this as very positive encouragement to new dancers and there is always
much laughter in the class.

Barbara de Winton
Bristol

"john.m.sturrock" <xxxx.x.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx> wrote:
Michael Argyle, who died 4 years ago, was a most interesting man - often
described as 'Professor of Happiness at Oxford University'. His whole
working life was spent as Lecturer/Reader in Social Psychology at that
University, although he became an Emeritus Professor at Oxford Brookes on
retirement.

He was a keen practitioner of SCD, and, when his main field of study turned
to what makes people happiest, he, not unnaturally, linked the two in a
series of papers. He had the knack of getting SCD into print in the popular
daily papers, particularly during the early 90s, under such headlines as
"The Secret of Happiness - Scottish Country Dancing" or "Happiness is ...
Scottish Country Dancing". Perhaps we could have made more of all that
free publicity at the time!

Astute googling on Michael should enable Anselm to turn up quite a lot to
back his case - assuming that healthy people are happy people!

John M Sturrock
Cupar
UK

> Not an academic study but an article based on independent research
> appeared
> in a magazine called Men's Health in October 2002. The article refers to
> work by Prof Michael Argyle, a psychologist at Oxford Brookes University.
> A
> GP, Dr Vincent Forte is quoted as saying "It's been established that an
> hour
> of vigorous dancing is equivalent to an hour in the gym". The article is
> very much 'magazine' style but does provide contacts which could prove
> useful.
> www.menshealth.co.uk is the website address.
> The RSCDS gets a wee bit of publicity too in that we are given as a
> contact
> point for anyone interested in taking up Scottish dancing.
>
> Jean Martin
> Aberdeen

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Anselm Lingnau"
> To:
> Cc:
> Sent: Tuesday, July 05, 2005 10:27 AM
> Subject: Is SCD officially good for you?
>
>
> After the most recent public health reforms here in Germany, health
> insurance
> companies have started to offer schemes where people can get discounts or
> prizes through »healthy living«, as in visiting doctors for regular
> check-ups, joining a health club, or taking part in organized sports.
>
> As we believe that SCD is Much Better For You (TM) than, say, tedious
> marathon
> running or mindless iron pumping, we are in the process of trying to get
> our
> SCD group accredited as an »organized sport« for the purposes of health
> insurance. This is automatic if the »sport« in question is part of the
> official German sports bureaucracy but of course not for us, since we
> aren't
> (nor want to be). Having several RSCDS-certified teachers in the club is
> hopefully going to help, and we've also come up with a long list of bullet
> points noting the beneficial aspects of SCD on the body, mind, and soul.
> What
> would be helpful, however, would be any learned-looking articles or other
> publications (optimally ones that have not obviously been cooked up by the
> SCD community) that would further our cause. Does anybody know of anything
> o
> f
> the sort?
>
> We intend to document our approach for the benefit of other German SCD
> groups,
> and it also seems to us that once we have established our credentials with
> one health insurance carrier it will be much easier to do the same with
> others. So this is a bit of a »model case«.
>
> Anselm
> --
> Anselm Lingnau, Frankfurt, Germany .....................
> xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx
> His men would follow him anywhere, but only out of curiosity.
> -- From a British military officer fitness
> report
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