There is a reason why Kevin Bacon slides, jumps and chassés across an empty warehouse. To relieve his teenage drama and stress! All of his classmates, getting the chance to dance for the first time at their prom, looked more like freed prisoners than teenagers filled with angst. Why? They were relieving their stress through dancing!
Most people are aware that doing activities like reading, working on puzzles and even playing a musical instrument can stimulate your brain and help you perform better mentally. But did you know dancing has been shown to have a positive effect on cognitive functions too?
Not only is dancing good for your health, a great way to meet people, and a whole lot of fun, but a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that dancing can also help make you smarter! Now, that’s something to tap your feet to!
Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to switch into health mode. Lucky for you, there are lots of healthy hobbies and fun activities to enjoy right here in New Jersey. We’ve done the legwork and compiled a list of our favorites.