It’s general knowledge that dancing is fun, keeps us fit and burns calories, but how does it help our mental health? Whether you train regularly or you’re just a social dancer, you’ll probably be aware that dancing is a feel-good activity. With the growing significance to raise awareness of depression and anxiety, we wanted to share a post exploring how dance helps mental health.
Many of us know that dancing has great physical benefits for our bodies and like different exercises, improves stamina, strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, posture and overall fitness. Dance is widely encouraged as a type of exercise and many of us are aware of the fantastic physical advantages that come with dancing. But in addition to the magnificent benefits that dancing has on our bodies, it can also be beneficial for our mental health, according to research by the BBC and The Arts in Psychotherapy.
Dance utilizes the body to express emotion, and many of us struggle to express how we are feeling, especially those people who are suffering with mental illness. Dance can be an effective and remedial way to help channel emotions, care for oneself and gives an alternative method to communicate.
Dancing can assist to elevate our mental state, improve our mood and reduce depression. As well as the physicality of dance providing health advantages, dancing is also a extraordinary method to socialise and interact with other people. Dance classes are a incredible way to meet new people, develop friendships and encourage social bonds, which are all factors in our mental and overall health.
With all the wonderful physical and mental advantages that go hand-in-hand with dancing and the diverse range of different classes and styles to choose from, dance really does have something for to suit everyone! Whether you’re 6 or 60, there’s no limit to the advantages dancing can bring you.
MADE Dance offers a fun, friendly and inclusive learning environment. Happy Dancing!