Jumping on a treadmill or elliptical can be great exercise, but also involves running/walking on the spot ad infinitum.
With dancing, you’re getting a workout and mastering a new skill. This is can be incredibly rewarding and improve confidence.
Research suggests that any form of exercise can boost self-esteem (and we’d never discourage you from finding what’s best for you).
But there’s just something about mastering new choreography or pulling off a new move that makes you feel ultra-ready to take on the world. (We still remember when we worked out how to floss. Great day. Second only to the moment we discovered dabbing.)