Anxiety sucks. Plain and simple. If you’ve ever had it, then you know it can feel like you’re legitimately dying. If you’ve ever seen a loved one go through it, then you’ve probably felt a little helpless and desperate to make them feel better. It’s not fun at all and unfortunately, it’s pretty common.
A healthy lifestyle can absolutely help alleviate anxiety symptoms and keep them under control. Things like getting enough sleep, meditating, and exercising on a regular basis are super important to people dealing with anxiety and, according to a recent article, there’s one workout in particular that is best for combatting anxiety.
Neurologist Ilene Ruhoy believes that dance-fitness class Zumba ranks #1 when it comes to the types of exercises that help anxious people! She believes that it’s the combination of the moves, the music, and the community that make Zumba classes such a winner. When you’re dancing and working up a sweat, your mind and body are being set up to feel amazing. And the strong sense of community that you feel in a Zumba class – that sense of belonging – can have major benefits, as well.
We know that any type of workout is great, but dancing for an hour with our besties to the hottest music in the entire world? We’ll take it! Hello 2018, goodbye anxiety.