Though simple, the lyrics from this pop song can be a powerful way to improve our health and wellness, something we especially need during these distressing times when we’re getting rocked by one national tragedy to another. A number of clinical studies prove that in addition to strengthening our cardiovascular health and physical stamina, dancing on a regular basis helps decrease depression and anxiety. One example of this is a Swedish study with 100 participants in which half took a weekly dance class while the other fifty didn’t. Even eight months after the classes ended, those who took them reported significant improvements in their mental health.
With this in mind, go somewhere you feel free to dance with abandon for at least ten minutes to a favorite song, then note how you feel.