Dancing Makes You Happy
When it comes to dancing, there really isn’t a wrong way to do it. It’s about feeling free to move and… moving. Anyone can do it, and not only is it a great workout, it also can make you feel happier.
A Fun Way to Improve Your Mood
Although there are those who, of course, choose the professional dance path, it really doesn’t mean that the rest of us don’t have a license to move as we please when we listen to our favorite song on the radio.
Swedish researchers, writing in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, studied 112 teenage girls who were struggling with problems including neck and back pain, stress, anxiety, and depression. Half of the girls attended weekly dance classes, while the other half didn’t. The results? The girls who took the dance classes improved their mental health and reported a boost in mood—positive effects that lasted up to eight months after the classes ended.
Even though the article is talking about teen girls, the truth is that you don’t have to be one to get the same positive effects out of dancing. Who doesn’t want to be happier? Some of the benefits of dancing are:
- Improved self-confidence, higher self-esteem, and improved mental health.
- Decreased levels of anxiety, due to the endorphins that are released during exercise.
- Alleviates stress. Research shows that dancing can lower stress even more than meditation.
Now that you know all this, you might want to consider taking up some dance classes. At Bella Diva Dance, we have a lot of options for you to choose from. You can dance and learn about different cultures at the same time. Give us a call or stop by for a visit and check it out.
- Belly Dance
- Hot Hula
- Bollywood Afro-Caribe
- Bella Booty Twerkout
- Tribal Infusion Belly Dance