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How dancing helps your mental health

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Types of dance

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Free-flowing dance

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Choreographed dance

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Synchronised Dance

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Dance/ movement therapy

Mental health benefits of dance

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Keeps mind sharp

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Improves self-esteem

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Involves social skills

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Increase endorphins, improves your mode

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Lessens loneliness and eases depression

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Lowers anxiety

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Helps memory

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Raises pain threshold and reduces pain perception

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Decreases rumination

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Easy to bond with others

Physical health benefits of dance

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Improves muscle tone, strength

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Raises heart rate, increases circulation

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Improves lungs

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Lowers risks of cardiovascular disease

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Boosts aerobic fitness

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Improves posture and bond strength

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Helps with weight management

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Improves flexibility

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Better coordination, agility

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Increased endurance

For those who are older/ worried about injury…

Work with a certified professional. They will help you with your physical limitation and help you prevent injury.

Self-conscious when dancing?

You're not alone - most of us fear looking foolish and being judged by others. However, most people are focused on their own dancing and having a good time.
Practise with a friend and take lessons, or just move your body however you want! Dancing might be a fun way to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

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