St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 22, 2013
It’s a fact: one of the best and proven ways to relieve stress is through exercise. It’s also true that it’s hard to stay relaxed in today’s world of constant actions, emotions, and interaction. According to a Harvard Health Review article (http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/Harvard_Mens_Health_Watch/2011/February/exercising-to-relax), exercise – such as ballroom dancing – can help by relieving mental stress.
Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area funnest, friendliest dance studio (http://www.dance-pizazz.com), understands this need for relaxation to improve and maintain health and wants to share three tips on how dancing can bring about relaxation through:
1. Promoting Chemical Balance: Simply put, dancing has been proven to reduce the levels of stress hormones while stimulating the production of endorphins. These endorphins are responsible for post-workout feelings like optimism and relaxation. The more regular the exercise, the more endorphins are released to aid relaxation and regulate the body’s cycles.
2. Deepening the Mind-Body Connection: Mental stress is known to manifest itself physically in symptoms such as muscle tenseness, cramps, rapid breathing, and even lightheadedness. Dancing regularly, though, can bring about a deeper mind-body connection by reducing stress. This awareness is key to maintaining good overall health and keeping negative symptoms and even diseases at bay.
3. Fun and Exercise: Ballroom dance is a stellar workout that is also fun! It allows the body to work many muscle groups in a rhythmic and repetitive fashion, which increases stamina and strength. It also allows for dancers of any level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced) to unleash their creativity. What better way to both exercise and promote relaxation than while listening to good music?
As a body becomes stronger through exercise, it can also become more relaxed. Ballroom dance can help anyone with low-to-high levels of stress achieve balance on and off the dance floor. Check out http://www.dance-pizazz.com for other ways dancing has helped many achieve their healthy body goals.