In 2020, group dances weren’t exactly easy to partake in. This resulted in many people having solo dance parties in the comfort of their bedroom.
And guess what? Dancing, at all stages of life, has been linked to enhanced cognitive function, better physical performance, and, if you have a dance partner, feelings of happiness and satisfaction with that partner. It’s also linked to lower risk of dying from heart disease—in fact, dancing may be even more protective than taking regular walks, according to one study.
There’s a style of dance for everyone, be it line dancing, hip-hop, ballroom, or what many of us practice in the privacy of our own homes: silly, anything-goes style.
You can take a casual class online, or you can simply get ridiculous when your favorite song comes on at home. The point is, just dance!
Not sure where to start, or need a little guidance? There’s a wide variety of dance workout how-to videos on YouTube. Try tutorials for jazzercise, Zumba, or whatever else you may be curious about!