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5 Reasons For You To Start Dancing Now
Dancing is an activity closely related to humans. Every culture and every nation in the world dances and has traditional dances that date back thousands of years. But why should you start dancing too? Well, it’s a well-known cure for anxiety, depression, and different aches and ailments. And even though dancing is usually associated with young people, it’s never too late to take it up. It has various physical and mental benefits for juniors and seniors alike, plus it’s super fun. Here’s why you should start dancing now.
It keeps you fit and healthy
Obviously, dance is a demanding physical activity that involves various elaborate movements and different levels of speed and flexibility. For all of these reasons, dancing burns calories, helps you lose weight, builds muscles, and boosts your metabolism. All in all, it’s a fun way to get the body you’ve always wanted. Additionally, dancing also prevents various heart diseases and keeps your lungs strong. Another physical benefit you can get from dancing is improved stamina, which is very useful for every aspect of your life, from doing house chores to going around town running errands. Your coordination and balance will also improve, which is especially important for older people who are in danger of falling. After only a few dance lessons, your balance and posture will improve and you’ll be better in controlling your movements and avoiding injuries.
It keeps your brain in top shape
According to Stanford University and the research they conducted, dancing makes you smarter! Dancing actually improves your cognitive functions and helps your brain interpret complicated patterns. You also need to learn elaborate choreographies and remember songs and timings. Dancing also creates super-fast connections between your body and your mind which keeps your mind in top shape. All of these protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Dancing is the only sport with that benefit.
It makes you stress-free
Any form of physical activity and any workout releases endorphins that make us feel happy and energized, and the same applies to dance. So, if you’re looking for a physical activity that will get your blood pumping and relieve stress in a fun way, dancing is just for you. For instance, I joined adult dance classes in Sydney when I was 27 and in a quite stressful period of my life, and it helped me tremendously. It still helps me live in the moment and concentrate on nothing but how my body moves. I don’t have a worry in the world when I dance and the same applies to my co-dancers. We all get lost in the music and just let go.
It helps express emotions and creativity
Since dancing is an art form, it allows you to express your creativity and your emotions, but instead of using colors or words, you use your body and movement. Art is known for helping people through hard times and helps not only to express yourself but also to realize and embrace your feelings. Through dance, you can express a wide variety of emotions from happiness to sadness and pain. You will also learn how to express how music makes you feel and will enjoy music on a deeper level.
It builds confidence
Aside from all physical and relaxing benefits, dancing can also build your confidence and make you feel better about yourself. After you successfully perform a choreography you’ve been practising for some time, you’ll experience a strong sense of accomplishment and achievement that will do wonders for your confidence. Your aim can be small (to learn a series of steps) or big (do a whole routine or win a dance battle), but your sense of achievement will always be huge and satisfying.
So, what are you waiting for? Find a class and start dancing today! You will not regret it.
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