Why dancing is so he althy

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Why dancing is so he althy
Why dancing is so he althy

Elixir of Life Dance

If you move to the rhythm of the music, you not only strengthen your physical fitness, but also your psyche.

I can't dance!" How many times have you heard this phrase? Or perhaps said it yourself? Many people, especially in northern countries like Denmark, Germany or England, dance very little because they think they don't However, the fear is unfounded. According to scientific findings, we are born with the ability to follow a rhythm: the brain of newborn babies reacts when the regular beat of a piece of music is suddenly interrupted, as István Winkler and his colleagues were able to show in 2009. Babies a few hours old already have a sense of rhythm. In fact, anyone who is asked the question "Do you like music?" answered "yes", also dancing. And that's most of them. Only one and a half percent of the population perceives music as annoying, random tinkling that they would not listen to on their own. They suffer from what is known as amusia, a perceptual disorder.

Nevertheless, only about three percent of Germans dance. Dancing is extremely he althy. It stimulates the metabolism, trains the heart muscle and generally strengthens muscle strength and the immune system in the long term. In addition to such physical effects that have been known for a long time, it also promotes our mental well-being. For example, amateur dancers report feeling happy, euphoric, full of energy, but relaxed at the same time after dancing. The mood-enhancing effect is probably due to the fact that certain messenger substances such as the bonding hormone oxytocin and happiness hormones are increasingly released during dancing, while the level of the stress hormone cortisol decreases. Dancing is like a kind of drug for our brain and, like these substances, it activates areas of the brain known as the reward system.

At the same time, dancing keeps us mentally on our toes. Just think about what…

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