About dancehealthier

Expect now ONE dance & health post ONE day/week!

  • Movement and Conversation Post: A multidimensional look at ways to move, expand and improve dimensions of health. Or perhaps, sharing news finds, things that come my way, or just plain discussion focusing on a topic!

 

I’m Jill Marlow Krutzkamp and I love just about anything that deals with movement. I am a firm advocate for ‘moving’ your body whether it’s Dancing, Pilates, Yoga, Walking, Running, Biking, Swimming, Sports, or anything Wellness.  I work for Performance Rehab as ‘Wellness and Pilates Director’ and I’m passionate about teaching, making lives richer and more bountiful by simply moving. I have spent majority of my life as a dancer, so as they say “Once a dancer, always a dancer!”

My blog is titled “Dancehealthier” and so yes it specializes in dance.  However, I will use it as a platform to talk about the love and heart of wellness!

Behind my blog:

What is health? Of its many definitions, the World Health Organization (WHO) defines it best. “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

I most definitely believe that ultimate peak performance is generated when both health and dance work in concert.  One cannot have one without the other.  For if a dancer does not have health, he/she cannot dance.  The body is our instrument, that must be finely tuned to handle a vigorous schedule of tendu after tendu, hour after hour, season after season.

However, physical health is only one portion of total health.  A non-dancer looking at dancers, will generally say that we look “healthy” because we appear very fit, and dance 8 hours a-day. That is, without hesitation, absolutely true.  But, what about the other portions? Can we as dancers be more balanced? 

This blog is influenced by the theory which states that health includes six dimensions, all pulling from different directions to create a continuum of balance and purposeful direction to self.  These health dimensions include:

  • Physical – Ability for the body to function properly
  • Social – Ability to interact with others
  • Mental – Ability to process information and act out properly
  • Emotional – Ability to cope, adjust, and adapt
  • Spiritual – Belief in some dynamic force other than humans
  • Environmental – Ability to perceive and relate to the external environment (one’s surroundings – occupation) and internal environment (pre-existing conditions, chronic conditions)

With all this said, I give to you, dancehealthier, A SOURCE OF DANCE & HEALTH INTEGRATION.

 

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10 thoughts on “About dancehealthier

  1. I am so excited to have happened upon this blog.. What a brilliant collaboration of topic and resources, I look forward to following!

  2. Oh, this is great! I checked it out and nice work! It’s nice to know that there are people out there working for the same cause. Lets stay in touch! Thanks for finding dancehealthier. If your interested I can do a Conversation Sunday piece on you, your blog, and what your work is all about! I’ll get in touch with you in January.

  3. A young dancer enrolled in the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Program has asked for help in distributing this survey for a study she has designed for her Biology and Statistics course about eating disorders in dancers. If you’re willing to help promote participation in this project, please spread the word. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/BalletDancerSurvey

  4. Thank you for stopping by my blog and liking one of my posts :) Have you tried the Tracy Anderson method? Or Ballet Beautiful? x x

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