Dancing Is Good For Your Mental Health

mental health minute

Chattanooga, Tennessee—




When you have no one to do a two-person TikTok. I’ve got me, myself and I.

♬ California Gurls – Katy Perry

If you’re not shakin’ what your mama gave you… it could have a positive effect on your mental health. Experts say dance in any form is good for you physically and mentally!


Benefits of Dance

There are so many benefits to dancing. Let’s take a look at the mental and physical benefits of dancing.

Mental Health Benefits of Dance

  • Keeps mind sharp
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Involves social skills
  • Increase endorphins
  • Easy to bond with others
  • Improves your mood
  • Lessens loneliness
  • Eases depression
  • Lowers anxiety
  • Decreases rumination
  • Helps memory
  • May prevent dementia
  • Raises pain threshold
  • Reduces pain perception

 Physical Health Benefits of Dance

  • Improves muscle tone
  • Increases muscle strength
  • Raises heart rate
  • Improves lungs
  • Increases circulation
  • Lowers risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Boosts aerobic fitness
  • Improves posture
  • Makes stronger bones
  • Reduces risk of osteoporosis
  • Helps weight management
  • Improves flexibility
  • Better coordination and agility
  • Increased endurance