Dancing Isn’t Just Fun — It’s Really Good For Your Health

It’s time to get your groove on.

Dancing has a way of taking your cares away. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Electric Slide, the Macarena or your own crazy moves. Who hasn’t gotten lost in an upbeat song as they jumped around?

But not only does it feel good to the soul, dancing also has some major health perks. Research shows dancing can improve your mental health by boosting your overall happiness. If you’re looking for a reason to shake it off today, check out some of the benefits below. Dance party, anyone?

A previous version of this article by Laura Schocker appeared in April 2012.

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