Dancing is enjoyable & extremely beneficial for your health in so many ways.
With many TV shows, like Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, dancing is becoming one of America’s favorite pastimes. Not only is it fun but it helps to reduce obesity, improves mental health by helping to reduce stress as well as improving physical health by staying flexible. Another benefit is that there is increased social interaction allowing people to meet & make new friends & this can often lead to life long relationships.
Studies have found that dancing can improve balance & this can be especially beneficial for frail elderly people.
Dancing has many benefits & advantages: improved physical and mental health, life skills, and maybe even more you haven’t considered.
Dancing may also be good for your mood. It has been shown to reduce depression, anxiety, and stress and boost self-esteem, body image, coping ability, and overall sense of well-being, with the benefits lasting over time. In one study, it even helped control “emotional eating” in obese women who eat as a response to stress.
See which of these clips you can recognize & name?
Whether you like ballroom, Country & Western, or the Electric Slide, dancing benefits more than the heart and legs. So put on your dancing shoes & just get moving & you will feel great & have so much fun & get so many benefits from dancing.
The source of this info from Science Direct, was published in Arts in Psychotherapy, in which it concluded that dancing should be encouraged as part of treatment for people with depression and anxiety.