With the international community going into lockdown to counteract the spread of the Corona virus it is more vital than ever to stick to a daily routine as well as enjoying daily exercise to keep yourself happy, motivated and not least sane. And there are many great ways that you can keep developing your dancing now that you will be spending more time at home.
It’s all about staying focussed and not letting a limited time scenario drain you of energy and therethrough also positivity. Staying positive is extremely important not only for your mental state but also physically. The number one stress hormone, Cortisol, can heighten infection levels in the body and therefor lower your immune system.
Also, the body looses muscles mass approximately three times quicker than it builds it, and sitting still for too long will increase the development of fat around the organs and the buildup of fat and cholesterol in your blood. So it’s vital to make use of any extra time you have to keep moving and not least also challenge yourself.
Daily exercise and not least being in nature, if you possibly can and aren’t in quarantine due to suspected symptoms, is essential. We are very lucky that Spring is here and there are plenty of sunshine forecast that will also help lift your spirits.
Having daily routines, such as getting up and getting dressed [even if you’re not planning to leave the house], making mealtimes special, still interacting with people online and of course dancing are all vital tools for your overall wellbeing.
There are of course many more ways of dancing whilst at home but if it’s pure movement you’re after here are three techniques I often use:
I hope you can take some of these ideas and suggestions away to make the most of the weeks that will come. Make the most of any extra me-time you may have if you’re not commuting or going to the pub/cinema/shops etc. With a bit of luck you may even develop a few new healthy habits that will last you a lifetime. We must always look for the silver-lining.
Do let me know by leaving a comment below how you are coping with the current situation and if you have any tips to share that you think may help others.
Happy dance development – no matter where you are…
Did you miss my last post? Read it here: How to rumba in belly dance