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The Physical and Psychological Benefits of Dance

We totally get it. You have too much work. You get up too early, and by the time you get home from work, you are too tired to even think. And at your age, you might even feel like you are too old to learn, but that simply isn’t true. Dancing has no age limits and that’s way it’s the best way to express yourself, meet new people and finally scratch it off your bucket list!

Read on to discover how dancing benefits you both physically and psychologically!

Dance, similar to other active forms of movement, gives your body a longer shelf life. And isn’t that what we all want? But don’t take our word for it. Sir Isaac Newton declared that a body in motion remains in motion. Have you ever noticed how much you get done if you just keep moving throughout your day? Or to the contrary how hard it is to muster the energy to be productive when you’ve been lazing on the couch?

The choices you make create a specific type of momentum for your life. In addition to being more productive, the increased circulation your body gains from cardiovascular activity, like dance, flushes inflamed cells from your system. Yes, everyone has their own limitations, but learning how to dance and doing it regularly has a positive impact on both your body and mind!

In addition, dancing help you manage stress better. In the modern world, our “fight or flight” instinct has gone from a physical to psychological experience. You’re less likely to flee from a physical threat then you are to be scared to death by a creditor. When stressed, our body cannot make the distinction between internal and external threats. There are over 30 stress hormones, such as adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol that torment your body every time you argue with a loved one or any of the innumerable things we stress about every day.

Dancing naturally gives your body relief from the silent torture we put ourselves through due to the magic that is oxytocin and dopamine. Oxytocin, also known as the “bonding hormone” or “love drug”, is an incredible anti-depressant. Dopamine is an important part of your brain’s reward system. It’s commonly associated with the gratification one feels after eating a great meal. It also helps to activate the learning centers of our brains, increasing our cognitive functioning. And if that wasn’t enough, all forms of exercise reduce blood pressure, relax muscles, and increase your metabolism, which can burn up all those stress hormones eating away at you right now. Dancing it out is the best way to go!

So, what are you waiting for? Get moving and learn how to dance your favorite dance! Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Bloomington, Indiana is dedicated to helping their students learn to dance in a comfortable, happy environment, which making scratching dancing off your bucket list a snap! Call today for more details!

Dance on it to our location at: 1711 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404.  Or call us at: (812) 334-0553.

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