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Dance like no one is watching

Dance like no one is watching

This age-old advice seems to be benefiting the health and wellbeing of women across the Tasman, according to a new study.

Researchers partnered with community dance club No Lights, No Lycra, finding those attending their nationwide dance events, held in the dark, were women who didn’t normally meet physical activity guidelines and typically had low levels of engagement in organised physical activity. The study found 95 per cent of attendees agreed it improved their physical health and 97 per cent said it improved their mental health. No Lights, No Lycra events are now being held in New Zealand in Auckland and Christchurch.

First published: Sep 2019

Article sources and references

  • BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, July 2019
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