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Get Up and Groove

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You know that feeling you get when you hear a really catchy song and you can’t stop your foot from tapping to the beat? It makes you want to get up and dance, but normally you resist the urge because you’re in public, at work, in a restaurant?somewhere that does’?t provide a good setting for getting your groove on randomly.Well, you don’t have to resist that feeling! Next time you’re at home, put on one of your favorite upbeat jams and let your body move. There is extensive research that proves dancing gives you a mental health boost and is a great stress reliever.1 There is no one around so your dance moves can look as amazing or as ridiculous as you please :) Sometimes even my dog can’t resist joining in!Personally, I love to rock out to something with a great beat and a fast tempo. Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Happy- Pharrell
Unsurprisingly, this is one of the most popular songs to dance to if you want to up your happiness! There is even a video of Congressman John Lewis breaking it down to the beat of Pharrell’s jam.2

2. Shake It Off- Taylor Swift
This is a new favorite of mine. The message is so overwhelmingly positive and the beat is infectious. You can’t help but dance with a big smile on your face when listening to this!

3. Jump- Van Halen
The ultimate song that makes you want to, you guessed it, jump around! A great hit from the early 80’s, which, in my opinion, is a decade with MANY amazing dancing songs.

 

You’ll get the endorphins from getting your body moving AND the happy feelings from listening to your favorite songs. Talk about a winning combo! So take a little time this week to crank up some happy tunes and let it loose!

Article Sources
1 http://www.nerve.com/web3366/this-man-has-created-over-300-dance-videos-to-make-you-happier
2 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/20/john-lewis-happy-dancing_n_5001155.html

 

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