With the days growing shorter and shorter, it’s not surprising that many people feel tired, run down and even unhappy. The “winter blues” is quite common when the temperatures drop. With less time to get out socialize, it’s easy to fall into a slump and even feel sad and blue, even if you have never had problems with depression.
Thankfully, the winter blues are fleeting and with the arrival of spring, our moods lighten and we begin to feel like ourselves again. But what do we do in the interim? Who wants to sick and feel melancholy?
For centuries, dance has been an artistic form that has existed throughout human history. But the impact of dance is more powerful than people really know. Although alternative treatments to fight the winter blues are more popular dance can dramatically improve a person’s state of mind.
Today, we are happy to share how dance can help fight the winter blues.
Depression is a common mood disorders, but many people continue to think about it as a temporary state of mind. People who suffer from depression sometimes have difficulty acknowledging this and have trouble reaching out to others for help.
Even though it is a real medical disorder, there’s still so much taboo behind it that prevents us from getting the help we really need. Once someone is diagnosed and receiving treatment, incorporating dance into their therapy plan can do wonders.
In addition to releasing feel-good endorphins, dancing also taps into your creativity. Dancing also increases self-expression and helps people connect with themselves and others. When dancing, you will also experience laughter and fun. Laughter lightens your mood and chases away the winter blues. Additionally, the physical movement of dance helps reduce stress and anxiety.
Dance classes can encourage social bonds and friendships which are key factors in improving our mood and mental health. With so many of dance genres to choose from including ballroom, modern, street dance, ballet, line, salsa, Zumba and even wheelchair dancing, you are guaranteed to find a style of dance which you love. And age doesn’t matter. You’re never too old or young to start dancing, and as a matter of fact, it’s been proven that older adults who are active are far happier than those who are not.
Dance is a great way of body expression and to get your body moving. Join us at Arthur Murray Dance Studios and shake those winter blues away! Call today for details!
Dance on it to our location at: 1711 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404. Or call us at: (812) 334-0553.