Everyone is feeling stress and anxiety caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, and doctors are sharing dance videos to spread positivity. Doctors aren’t the only ones sharing these videos, either, as other health care workers are joining in, too.
Through these videos of themselves and their colleagues dancing, they are hoping to boost hope and happiness. Many of them started dancing to relieve their stress and the stress of their co-workers. Once they realized it was making other people smile, too, they decided to keep doing it.
We could all use some positivity in our lives, and these videos will do just that. It will make you smile or at least feel happier, and it can help you appreciate health care workers even more. Aside from just helping to spread positivity, these videos can help you learn new techniques for shaking hands, too.
These positive videos are intended to help you boost your mood and improve your mental health. If you are struggling, these should help you cheer up. After you’ve watched the videos, you could try the dances yourself, because dancing can help ease your stress even further.
The Power of Using Dancing as a Way to De-Stress and Spread Positivity
Dancing is a powerful tool when it comes to easing stress and becoming more positive. This is more beneficial than many people realize, too. Dancing can help boost your mood, reduce stress, and lessen feelings of anxiety.
Researchers prove that dancing releases mood-boosting chemicals in your body. Dancing just one time can help boost mental health for up to a week. The effects are similar to that of regular exercise.
Dancing Doctors and Health Care Workers Spread Positive Videos
1. OHSU Doctor Dancing in Hospital Corridors
Dr. Jason L. Campbell, an Oregon Health and & Science University resident, spreads positivity by dancing with his colleagues in the hospital. His goal is to keep spirits up and offer fun ways to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Through dancing, he teaches fun replacements for handshakes such as bumping feet, otherwise known as foot shaking.
His dancing also shows how it is possible to dance and have fun with others while remaining six feet apart. He wants to remind people to stay optimistic and remind them that we are all in this pandemic together.
2. Hospital Staff Dance Together to De-stress
The staff of the Intensive Care Unit at this hospital do the popular dance called the Cupid Shuffle. They use it as a chance to spread positivity and help people smile during these hard times. It’s also their way of de-stressing together during their shift at the hospital.
3. Jefferson Doctors Use Viral Dance to Send Important Message
The health care employees on the Neuro ICU unit at Jefferson Hospital dance together to spread a message. They use their dancing to encourage people to stay home when possible during the pandemic.
4. Dancing Nurse Lifts Spirits at Hospital
Jill San Juan, a nurse at Texas Medical Center, shared a video of herself dancing during her break at the hospital. She was dancing to Janet Jackson’s song “All for You”, and caught the eye of Janet Jackson herself.
When Janet Jackson, a famous musician and former Vegas headliner, saw the video, she shared it with her social media followers. From there, it became a viral YouTube video that was watched by millions.
Her hope with the dancing video was to spread positivity. With all of the negative news that plays non-stop, she was worried it would continue to spread more negativity. She thought everyone could use something to make them smile and remind them to try and enjoy life.
5. These Nurses Showed Off Their Version of the ‘Footshake’ TikTok challenge
Two nurses at the Conviva Care Center created a fun video to show the “Footshake” that was mentioned in number one. This TikTok video became popular as the Corona Virus Pandemic reached its peak.
They started the video by pretending to shake hands, only to stop at the last second. Then, they began their dance that made thousands of people smile. The nursing staff cannot let the physicians have all the fun!
6. Hospital Staff Dance to Pitbull’s song ‘I Believe That We Will Win’
In this video, a large group of hospital employees comes together outside of the hospital to dance. The song they are dancing to promotes positivity and a reminder to keep fighting, despite any setback. With many dance moves, including the “Footshake”, this video is so much fun to watch.
7. Local Doctor Shows Off Dance Moves
A pediatric doctor at PM Pediatrics in West Hartford named Kari Edelson shared her dance moves to her Facebook page. It wasn’t intended to go viral, but it quickly did as the video was shared many times.
She shared the video to share positivity and have fun. Rest assured; she cleared the air by making it clear she didn’t waste any PPE during this video.
8. Dancing Nurses Boost Spirits During Pandemic
At one care center in Texas, nurses lined up to make a dance video for TikTok. It was quickly shared on YouTube and other platforms and became a viral video. This was their successful attempt at boosting spirits during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The dancing nurses are enough to boost someone’s mood, but there’s more to the video than you may initially see. If you look in the background, behind the nurses, you will notice a doctor participating, too. He may not be doing the same dance, but his effort and contribution is much appreciated and will bring a smile to your face.