With shows such as “Dancing with The Stars” and “Dance Your Ass Off”, everyone is seeing the effects dancing can have at achieving a healthy fit body. Dancing is aerobic exercise and won’t feel like exercise. It’s exciting, entertaining, and challenging. Dance is not just keeping Broadway performers fit these days!
The health benefits of dance are endless. Physically it improves posture, coordination, lowers risk of heart disease, decreases blood pressure and cholesterol, strengthens the bones, and most importantly increases energy, strength, stamina, flexibility, and muscle tone. The healthy benefits don’t stop at the physical. Dancing will help with focus, sleeping, self-confidence, and self-esteem. Endorphins are raised with dancing, improving your mood. Plus, there are social benefits…make new friends! Take dance classes to keep your partner “on their toes.” Dancing can energize a relationship.
With dance being so respected in the fitness industry now, there are a great number of beginner classes available at your local gyms. Find what type of dance inspires you. There are so many options out there like ballroom, two-step, line dancing, ballet, hip-hop, and club dancing, just to name a few. There are plenty of at-home beginner dance fitness DVD’s available for hesitant newcomers to gain some confidence before socially tackling dancing.
I even recommend putting on some music and dancing from chore to chore during a day of house cleaning. This will energize you and put some pep in your step. Dance your way to a healthier you!