For most of us, our hobbies are an essential component of our personal lives, but did you know they can be good for our mental and physical health too?
Hobbies provide a fulfilling, productive use of our free time, and our core identities are often bound up in the interests we choose to pursue when we are not working, sleeping, or spending time with loved ones.
Of course, most of us take up a hobby because we enjoy it. But, as you’re about to find out, there might be much more to your pastime than the fun factor.
We take a look at five hobbies that could give you a health boost for 2018.
Dancing: A fun form of exercise
Dancing has a whole range of health benefits and it is an easy and accessible way to exercise for most people. Think about it: you don’t need a lot of equipment to dance – just your feet, some tunes, and preferably a friend or two.
Dancing is gentle on the body – you can push yourself as hard as you want or settle into a comfortable groove that is just right for you. And anyone can dance!