Why Dancing Is the Fast Way to Make Yourself Happier

Why Dancing Is the Fast Way to Make Yourself Happier

Dancing is fundamental to being human. We know this because there is no wallflower culture, no part of the world where rhythm is ignored. We also know this because we tap our toes to songs we hate. We can’t help it. Our subcortical brain regions converse, bypass higher auditory areas, and make us shimmy to “Happy” whether we respect Pharrell’s whole deal or not. But dancing is good for more than just public displays of simulated coitus and regret. It’s linked to a whole bunch of physical, social, and mental benefits. It is basically a super fun (if you’re doing...