Mental Health Benefits of Dance

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• There are various forms of dance which includes:Hip hop, Salsa, Ballet, Contemporary, Afro dance and lot more.

• Dancing leads to improved cognitive functions

• Dancing is part of the human culture not limited to any race or tribe.

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Dance has always been part of human culture, today most forms of dance is about self-expression, recreation and can also be done as a competitive activity.

Dancing is also a way to be more physically active and fit.

Dancing increases physical strength and it’s a sweet way to keep your body moving and allows you to work on your core, legs and arms at a time.

It turns out there is a scientific explanation behind those mood-boosting moves, and there are ways we can use dance to improve our mental health

Dance helps and improve your heart and lungs capacity and your breathing increases while dancing.

Dance keeps your body active, makes you look young and fight the aging process.

Dancing improves the brain function.

Have you ever thought of why dancers don’t get dizzy, when twirling and spinning on stage?

It’s because they’ve practiced and blended their cognitive and cerebral thought processes, that lead to increased fluidity through improved muscle memory

Dance improves mood, keeps your mind sharp and reduces depression and anxiety.

This benefits have been evident in all ages and demographics

Swedish researchers studied more than 100 teenage girls who were struggling with issues like depression and anxiety. Half of the girls attended weekly dance classes, while the other half didn’t.

The results showed the girls who took the dance classes improved their mental health and reported a boost in their mood.

These positive effects lasted up to eight months after the dance classes ended.

The researchers concluded dance could result in a very positive experience for participants and could potentially contribute to sustained new healthy habits.

Anybody can dance their way to mental health.

A small group of senior adults, ages 65-91, were recently studied in North Dakota.

After taking 12 weeks of Zumba (a dance fitness class), the seniors reported improved moods and cognitive skills. Not to mention increased strength and agility.

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