Shake that moneymaker and feel better!
A recent study by UC Berkeley reveals that dancing releases the neurochemicals essential for mental health, known as D.O.S.E. (Isn’t that clever?)—dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins.
According to the Greater Good Science Center:
“The special combination of hearing reasonably loud, well-liked music, coordinating our bodies to move with the rhythm of the music, and synchronizing our music-infused movements with other people in close proximity—like a dance party—uniquely benefits health and happiness.
So, dancing like Elaine from Seinfeld ain’t so bad after all?
Let’s get this straight. Dancing helps improve motor function skills, prevents depression and slows brain aging?
Radha Agrwal is co-founder of the global dance movement Daybreaker, which curates sober dance parties for stressed out college students, celebrities, Fortune 500 CEOs and disadvantaged school children.
These are how the parties work:
Get up early
Yoga Pregame or heart-pumping workout for an hour
Epic dance party for two hours with epic surprises
Free beverages and bites—no booze!
Secret concert from local artists
Sounds so… millennial. Three hours of… working out? With others?
We prefer to open a bottle of Riuniti, crank up some Lady Gaga on the sound system, and dance around in our underwear. We’re sure some chemicals are released with our method, and we’re much happier.
But if you’re a stressed out college kid, don’t go on a bender. Just dance it out, at a glam, organized event. Avocados not included.