If you suffer with anxiety, you're not alone. Many people get depressed and anxiety sufferers often notice an increase in symptoms can quickly snowball. Your mood can plummet with financial struggles or a family upset and you could be tipped off balance emotionally..
One of the best and most underused methods to combat anxiety and depression is exercise. Too often the tendency is to stay in the warm and snuggle up on the sofa. For many the idea of slogging it out in the gym amongst professional gym bunnies is a stretch too far.
However, have you thought about dancing? It can be as gentle or rigorous as you like and not only can you do it in comfy clothes, you could do it with a friend. It has also been proven to improve balance, gait, walking speed, and reaction time, as well as cognitive and fine motor performance. Like any exercise, it can have drastic improvements on your mood, self-esteem and anxiety levels. It may just be the perfect answer to your mental health woes.
Luckily, in North Devon there are many classes happening of all genre's, so you can try out something that suits you.
Project Dance Devon have classes running at various locations throughout North Devon and have members ranging in ages and abilities. They are dementia and autism friendly and can help you regardless of ability.
You can make new friends, learn new moves and dance your way to a happier mind this year and next. Why not give it a go and treat your mind step by step?
To start feeling brighter contact Karen or Steve at Project Dance Devon on: 01271 308107.
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