You know when you’re rockin’ a new outfit at the office you just bought over the weekend, and you are just killing it with the double takes as you walk down the hallway? Yeah, you feel good right? Truth be told, it isn’t just that swanky new outfit… It’s that glow that you’re radiating, and good vibes you’re setting off. We can’t really look like a million bucks without feeling like a million bucks, right? So how does one obtain that one of a kind confidence? Through exercise, of course! There are undoubtedly many physical benefits to regular exercise, but the mental benefits of exercise, health benefits of exercise, and how exercise helps cope with stress is priceless.
Great! Where do we start? It’s actually very simple, you just have to get up! Maybe you’re looking for a way to shed the calories while learning some new dance moves. Luckily, our dance workout classes are known to make you look good and leave you feeling like a million bucks! Let’s dig a little deeper to find out what that I-can-conquer-the-world feeling looks like when you leave class.
Natural mood booster and antidepressant:
Science has proven that exercise and movement help promote chemicals in the brain, called endorphins, that enhance your mood and make you feel happier and more relaxed. Endorphins work by traveling through your body during a workout, and relieving tension from pain receptors, while at the same time triggering a euphoric feeling you might know as a “runners high.” Whether you’re having a rough day at work, or the kids threw one too many tantrums this morning, some exercise can turn that mood around and set you up for a much more positive day!
A dance fitness workout a day keeps the doctor away:
A consistent exercise routine helps reduce high blood pressure and can reduce the risk of many illnesses including type 2 diabetes, some forms of cancers, stroke and heart disease. Building muscle and healthy tissue around your major organs such as your heart, give them longevity and strength. Additionally, exercising helps build a stronger immune system so it’s easier to fight off that cold or prevent getting the flu during nasty flu season. Try incorporating some cardio and strength training to keep your body in good shape.
Nutrition for your brain:
All aerobic activity aid in positive effects for better circulation and oxygen flow to the brain. This allows your brain to get the nutrients it needs to keep you alert and concentrate more clearly. A combination of a well fed brain and healthy heart results in more energy throughout the day.
Killer of stress:
There is a very lovely phenomenon that occurs when endorphins are present, which reduces stress hormones and creates euphoric feelings instead. The negative effects of stress, other than it being super annoying to deal with, can lead to extensive health issues that includes weight gain, hypertension and depression. Physical activity is the best way to release the endorphins into your nervous system. You can’t really find a better way to destress than to get in some cardio, lift some weights, or take a dance fitness class.
We all can look and feel like a million bucks, it isn’t very difficult at all. The first step is to just get up and get moving! If you want a body pumping, legs shaking dance fitness workout, come join us in class. We promise to leave you feeling ready to conquer the rest of your day. How do you get your endorphins going?