Dance to improve your health

If you seek a new and fun way of exercise why don’t you try dancing?
Nobody thinks of dancing as of hard training, because it is way too fun and pleasant.
That element of fun is what makes dancing the perfect way to reach fit form. Experts recommend 60 minutes of dancing every day, as a healthy aerobic training.

If you dance with a faster tempo, you might burn calories as much as with walking, swimming or cycling. Despite being fun, dancing improves your general well being.
A study in which a pedometer had been set at a square and dancers had been dancing all night long has shown that dancers had passed almost 8 km by dancing.

Running on a treadmill and cycling for 30 minutes can be quite boring and slow without paying attention to the sensations in your body. That is why dancing is much more different since it stimulates your mind during the whole session. You must pay attention to all your moves all the time and predict the next move, which keeps you connected with your body, without getting bored.

Dancing increases the flow of blood in your brain but also lowers stress, depression and loneliness. The need to remember the steps and to work in a synchronized way with a partner makes a mental challenge that keeps the brain active.
Dancing is also a great and adequate exercise for those who want to lose weight i.e. it can be helpful for strengthening the bones and for the fight against osteoporosis.
While you are dancing, you are being agile; you keep balance and you get some other qualities that a typical training in a gym does not offer.

So if you want to improve your health and fitness level, these are the advantages that dancing offers:

  • Stronger bones
  • Higher endurance
  • Relieving the stress
  • Better stamina
  • Improved balance
  • Body toning
  • Losing weight
  • Improved cardiovascular system
  • Fewer back pains than usual