Stress Relief: The Hidden Benefit of Dancing for Any Age
People of all ages, these days, are seeking methods of stress relief, and having trouble finding any. Yet, ironically, people who participate regularly in dance class as a hobby, report much lower levels of tension, even though that was not the intended purpose of taking the class. If you are one of those people who just can’t seem to unwind, and are looking for a fun way to let off some steam, dance may be perfect for you.
Why Dance is so Effective
Dance – it’s good for your body, mind and soul for so many reasons. However, here are a few examples of why it can do wonders to alleviate stress:
On average, we spend about 40 hours a week, if not more, at our job. Aside from the extra taxing responsibilities we take on while there, we also tend to portray a different persona. Spending that much time in an environment and not being able to express who you are only adds to the levels of stress. By taking a class that allows you to express your creativity, it can help so much. In a welcoming environment that invites you to be who you want to be, you can let your guard down and feel free.
Physical activity, of any kind, releases neurotransmitters and endorphins, which helps to naturally alleviate stress. Aside from just reducing anxiety levels, this type of activity actually triggers the brain to feel both calm as well as optimistic. Plus, this wears you out physically, which makes it easier to sleep, which helps you feel refreshed for the new day, which also means less stress.
This level of ongoing physical activity also helps to enhance your physical well-being, which all relates back to stress. When you improve your body and reduce body fat, you feel less anxious about the current state of your physique. As you build stronger bones, increase you flexibility and balance, you feel more naturally positive. And when you know you are reducing the risk of many potential health risks, it’s one less thing to stress about.
Why Not Give it a Try?
If you live in or around the Albany area and are curious about giving dance a try, stop on by the Redemption Dance Institute. Maybe you were even once were a dance student but hung up your dancing shoes long ago, it’s never too late to get back on that particular horse. The bottom line is what have you got to lose by trying?
At best, you have acquired a fun new hobby that helps you get the body that you want, and reduces levels of stress. At worst, you have given yourself a goal to try something new and accomplished that. Either way, our team of dance professionals will be here to help encourage you, every step of the way.