Updated: Jan 2
The past few years have felt like decades due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, mental health issues have skyrocketed, with a recent survey revealing that 1 in 5 Canadians have screened positive for disorders like depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
It may not be your first thought, but dance provides an excellent mental health and wellness break. From weddings and birthday parties to dance lessons, the continuous rhythmic movement of our body often does a lot more than we realize to boost our mood.
Dance is something you can incorporate into your daily routine that will boost both your mood and your physical health. The New Year is the perfect time to start and commit to a new lifestyle. You can add dance to your lifestyle in multiple ways, so it can be one New Year’s resolution that you can keep.
Read on to find out the several ways you can improve your mental health with the help of dance.
Benefits of Having a Dance Routine
● Starting a workout or exercise plan can be a battle of confidence for most people. However, practice is the key to becoming an expert in anything.
● Dancing can help you focus on something positive, diverting your attention away from your stress and anxieties. Dance provides you with physical, mental, and emotional benefits that can last a lifetime.
How You Can Add Dance to Your Daily Life
Here are five methods to include a little more dance into your life, whether you're already a dancer, want to be one, or simply like and appreciate the art form.
Get a Dance Playlist: A good playlist always puts you in a good mood. Make one for each phase of your workout, or put up a playlist of new tunes to get you going during warm-ups.
Loosen up Like a Dancer: Have some time for yourself, a day to unwind and mellow out. Take a yoga class, spend some solitary time stretching your muscles, or make time for yourself to do whatever makes you happy.
Sign Up for a Dance Class or Go Virtual: From ballroom to hip hop to salsa, we have classes for all kinds of dance at Blueheel Dance Studio. Join a dance class at our studio, or just get started online from your living room. Mix it up, try a new style!
Check Out a Local Dance Performance Live: Go out to see live dance performances with your friends or have a date night with your special someone.
Eat and Stay Healthy: Eating healthy is a big part of staying on top of your health. Stock up your fridge with some healthy snacks for dance practices. This will keep you energized and motivated to keep active.
At Blueheel Dance Studio, we do our best to maintain a happy environment and give a joyful experience to our dancers. We want to help you find a new love and passion for dance. Contact us today for a free trial at Blueheel Dance Studio.