Three Reasons Why Creative Arts Heal
Who would have thought that molding warm clay, dancing the cha-cha, or pursuit of countless other creative options could make a meaningful impact on your health and fitness – but it’s true! Creative arts are not only fun. They heal.
#1 Reduced Chronic Stress – Elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol instructs the body to suppress the immune system, break down muscle and retain body fat. Slowing down to pursue your favorite passion is a natural and powerful way to combat the negative effects of stress.
#2 Better Alternatives – Too often we turn to sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine to provide the emotional relief we require. The arts provide the means to achieve the same end, but with much better consequences.
#3 Enhanced Social Connections – Those that love, and are loved by friends and family, live much longer, healthier lives. Creative arts provide the glue to enable these connections to form and stick over time.
So what are you waiting for? Go dust off your dancing shoes and unpack those supplies from deep storage. There is no time like the present!