Dancing is Probably Not on Your To-Do List Today.
But, maybe it should be.
The physiological benefits of dancinlg seem pretty obvious. Bust out the Tango for 5 minutes and try and tell me it’s not a workout.
Just ask MMA superstar Chuck Lidell, he constantly talks about how tough training for Dancing With The Stars was. If a guy who’s nickname is ICEMAN says dancing is tough, I’ll take his word for it. My nickname in middle school was donut…
Nicknames aside, dancing packs a ton of scientifically proven health benefits; it improves heart health, ups your strength and balance, and boosts your immune system.
What’s not so obvious is the mental health benefits of busting a move.
Study after study shows that shaking your groove thang improves cognition, reduces stress, and alleviates anxiety. All really important factors right now.
“So you’re telling me we should just dance, with everything going on right now?”
Yes, that’s exactly what I am telling you.
In fact, if you’re not dancing already, you’re late to the party.
Dancing videos are incredibly hip right now, ya dig? Here are a few of the recent viral videos and challenges making their way around the world.
- A family in Oregon started the hilariously viral #QuarantineDanceOff
- State trooper dad joins daughter in at-home dance concert
- A TikTok star created the #DistanceDance challenge to help raise money for relief programs
- There is a wave of dance parties and classes popping up on Instagram and Zoom
So get jiggy with it, hang loose, cut a little rug; whatever you want to call it.
Just dance. You’re body and mind (and maybe even the internet) will thank you for it.