A popular research topic these days is the relationship between health and physical activity. Countless health maintenance programs help an individual to achieve the benefits provided by physical activity. Numerous articles describe the benefits the physical activity. Still, the effect of dance and movement therapies on stress management for children, young adults, middle-aged, and elderly are less likely investigated.
We used English and Hungarianstudies to analyze the relationship between stress, dance, and movementtherapies for the systematic review. We used PubMed, Google Scholar, Cochrane Library, ScienceDirect, andResearch Gate databases.
One of the major problems today is the stress of everydaylife. Untreated pressure may be destructive to health. Thus, it is reported thatincorporating dance as physical activity may trigger positive changes in thefield of regaining the state of equilibrium (homeostasis). Related studies demonstratedthat dance programs (either alone, in pairs, or groups) might help manage stress and the processing of stress responses.
Conclusions: Physical activity may effectively help inthe management and processing of stress. While dancing, the individual may stepout of one’s comfort zone, activating many coordination abilities and cognitivefunctions. Taking advantage of the positive effects of movement and music.Dancing may positively affect anxiety, depression, and isolation disorders.After all, dance may bring about many positive changes in the body and the brain. The individual may feel happier and balanced.The overall quality of life significantly improves.