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Dance it Out!

When was the last time you danced?

How did you feel afterwards?

Dancing is a universal form of human expression that has been practiced in many different cultures around the world for thousands of years.

And the combination of music and movement is a powerful one that can shift your mood in an instant.

If you’ve ever watched Grey’s Anatomy, you may remember Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo) using dance to help her manage her emotions when she faced yet another crisis!

It is a great a way to promote both physical and emotional release, and reduce stress.

It can be done alone, with friends or in groups.

Studies have shown that dance helps reduce stress, increases levels of serotonin (the feel good hormone) and puts you in a good mood.

It also helps develop new neural connections, especially in regions involved in executive function, long-term memory, and spatial recognition.

So it’s a workout for the brain as well as the body 🧠

When I was working a really stressful job, I used to go to a dance class twice a week.

Dragging myself out in all weathers, it took effort to turn up, and I didn’t always feel like going.

But after 20 minutes the combination of the music and the movement started to work their magic.

I always ended the evening feeling great!

So if you’re feeling stressed, frustrated or down this week, why not find a local dance class?

From Ceroc, Salsa and Jive to Jazz, Hip Hop and Tango. The choices are endless.

And you don’t need to be good at it to get the benefits.

But if dancing in public sounds too scary you can always dance it out at home.

🕺 Turn the volume up and just go for it!

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“Training your brain to work for you”

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