I know intuitively that dance helps me, but research also shows that dancing is not only good for us, but may be essential for our wellbeing. We’ve been shaking our collective booty in various ways for 1.5 million years, so it makes sense that we might yearn to do so.
Dance is proven to reduce anxiety, depression, stress and loneliness and improve self efficacy; increase fitness, coordination and balance; reduce risk of dementia and osteoporosis; improve cognitive function and brain health, etc!
Not only that, it’s also super fun.
Yes life is busy and you have many responsibilities. But the fact is, you’re a creative and multifaceted person. You can dance and have fun, and do other more “grown-up” stuff – and do that stuff better as a result.
The trick is to find a dance or other class that really works for you. Be prepared to try a few places until you find a great fit for you, where you feel comfortable and supported.