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Rhythmic Activities Can Keep You Healthy

Any rhythmic activity involves certain body movements following a steady and prominent beat. Individuals who practices rhythmic body movements during an aerobic exercise or dancing enjoy several health benefits that improve the quality of life. Aside from the physical health, rhythmic activities can improve our general and psychological wellbeing as well.

Dancing to your heart’s content

Aside from burning calories, research shows that dancing can improve one’s cardiovascular health. Studies have shown that a regular dancing session can lower blood pressure, reduces fat and improves the ratio of “good” to “bad” cholesterol.  Rhythmic activities can also strengthen bones, increase muscular strength, and contribute to better coordination, flexibility, and agility.

One of the best ways to relieve stress is to listen to music. Following the beat of the music, rhythmic movements can be as simple as tapping your fingers, clapping, or stomping your feet.

Relieve your stress away

One of the best ways to relieve stress is to listen to music. Following the beat of the music, rhythmic movements can be as simple as tapping your fingers, clapping, or stomping your feet. This activity triggers the release of biochemical stress reducers such as dopamine, also known as a ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter that provides the drive and focus to be productive. As an after effect, dopamine also improves the quantity and quality of relaxation and rest, too.

Improved mental health

Aside from increased physical confidence, rhythmic activities can also improve mental functions because rhythm regulates the brain and prevents cognitive decline. It also boosts the chemicals in our brain that support better memory and learning.

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Better social skills

By regularly participating in rhythmic activities, one also gains greater self-confidence and self-esteem. With improved positive self-image, one is more motivated to pursue personal goals, and able to practice impulse control and resilience when faced with adversities. As a result, there is an over-all joyful attitude and an increased state of happiness that leads to gaining greater life satisfaction.

For that extra boost of the positive vibe, it is recommended to participate in rhythmic activities in the great outdoors. This will give you an opportunity to break your routine and enjoy the outdoor scenery while you work in rhythm with the natural environment.

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