"When facing the challenges of cancer, singing and dancing can provide a sense of joy, release, and connectedness, offering patients a holistic approach to care that nurtures both the body and soul."—Dr. Sofie Nubani
Sing & Dance your way to better health
Did you know that; Singing and dancing can have a positive impact on the well-being of cancer patients in various ways?
💗First; They can help improve mental health by reducing stress and anxiety.
Cancer treatment can be physically and emotionally exhausting, but singing and dancing can provide a sense of joy, positivity, and release. They can help patients to relax, unwind, and escape from their worries, even if just for a short while.
💗Secondly; Singing and dancing can also help improve physical health by increasing overall fitness, coordination, and muscle strength.
Cancer patients often experience physical weakness and fatigue due to their treatments, but engaging in physical activities like singing and dancing can help to combat these symptoms.
💗Thirdly; Singing and dancing can also be a form of social support and connectedness.
Many cancer patients feel isolated and alone, but participating in singing and dancing activities can provide an opportunity to meet others who are going through similar experiences and form supportive connections.
Latest as of September 2021, there is ongoing research on the positive effects of singing and dancing for cancer patients. Here are a few recent studies:
A 2021 study published in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer found that singing as a form of therapy can improve the quality of life and reduce anxiety and depression in cancer patients.
A 2020 study published in the journal Cancer Nursing found that dance therapy can improve the physical and emotional well-being of breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.
A 2020 study published in the journal European Journal of Cancer Care found that group singing can improve well-being and reduce fatigue in cancer patients.
A 2019 study published in the journal Arts & Health found that dance classes can improve quality of life, emotional well-being, and physical function in cancer survivors.
Overall, the research suggests that singing and dancing can have positive effects on the physical, emotional, and social well-being of cancer patients and survivors, making them a valuable addition to cancer treatment programs.
Singing and dancing can help cancer patients in many ways such as ; improve mood, reduce stress, increase physical fitness, and provide a sense of community and connectedness.
By incorporating these activities into cancer treatment programs, patients can be provided with a more holistic approach to care that addresses both their physical and emotional needs.
So why not suggest singing and dancing to a friend or loved going through such challenging times or if your going through such health challenges why not add such supportive allies to your cancer care plan?
"Moving towards hope: Singing and dancing for the well-being of cancer patients."—Dr. Sofie Nubani
Till next time:
Dr. Sofie Nubani
Creatrix Executive Coach and Global Consultant