Albert Einstein famously said “life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
Keeping physically active and moving is a key factor for overall wellness, and for healthy aging. Many studies have shown a strong association between a sedentary lifestyle and decreased longevity. Conversely, movement activities such as dance, specially partner dancing, have been associated with delaying cognitive decline. Today I am talking with Erica Hornthal, the Therapist Who Moves You”, about dance therapy and why it works.
Erica is a licensed clinical professional counsellor, a board-certified dance/movement therapist, and the CEO and founder of Chicago Dance Therapy. Since graduating with her MA in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counselling from Columbia College Chicago, Erica has worked with patients aged 3-107, and she is changing the way people see movement with regard to mental health.
How we move our bodies—how we walk, roll, dance, stretch, connect, and occupy space, is about more than physical fitness. Our movement impacts our mental and emotional health. When we change the way we move, we can change the way we live.
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