New research suggests dance may be more than just a way to get in some exercise. It could be a way to improve your mental health as well.

FOX News Radio's Marghiee Teshineh reports in today's "Housecall for Health":

For teen girls with mild mental health problems, the cure could be on the dance floor. A new study from Sweden finds girls who took dance classes twice a week felt better about themselves than those who don't.

The benefits seem to be more than the physical exercise. The girls worked up their own dance moves, developing self-confidence. Plus, they made friends. The study found that the positive effects lasted for several months after the dance classes ended.

Housecall for Health, I'm Marghiee Teshineh, FOX News Radio.