Dancing Through Lockdown - (How to get started at home!)

Could you do with a mood boost? Are you feeling less active this lockdown? Do you miss dancing at festivals, family occasions, bars and nightclubs?

Covid-19 has brought about many changes in routine and lifestyle for us all, and this is having an impact on our physical and mental wellbeing.

However, the time spent in lockdown has also brought opportunity’s to try new things. Be it Ballroom, Ballet or Bachata - be it brilliant or basic bopping - the physical and psychological benefits of dancing are impressive!

What Are The Benefits?

The physical health benefits of dance are well known to improve:

  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Posture
  • Cardiovascular Health

However, more recently, research has shown that dance can help mental health too by:

  • Reducing stress
  • Improving your mood
  • Increasing levels of the feel-good hormone serotonin

Alongside this, dancing can help neural connections, especially in regions involved in co-ordination, memory and spatial recognition.

So read our guide to Dancing For Your Wellbeing, put your favourite music on and get boogying!!

Discover more wellbeing hints, tips and advice in our Welcome To Wellness hub.