Dance has always been a part of human culture. There are so many forms of dance that you can’t go wrong in doing it! Many of us enjoy dancing (whether in public or private), but did you know of all of the ways it could benefit us?
Dancing improves cardiovascular health. Professional ballroom dancer and certified personal trainer Leon Turetsky says that all styles of dance make for great cardio workouts since your heart rate gets challenged from executing the different moves.
Dancing incorporates movements on all planes of motion (sagittal, frontal and transverse) and from all directions, which can improve balance and strength.
Dancing can maintain and even boost your ability to think as you age because the areas of the brain that control memory and skills, such as planning and organizing, improve with exercise like dance.
Your brain is constantly being exercised while you’re dancing because you’re required to focus on both the constant changing of movement and remembering the moves. Dancing challenges your brain.
Mood Booster/Combats stress
Dancing helps improve your mental and emotional health by raising endorphin levels, which results in reduced stress and decreased symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Dancing also boosts self-esteem. It makes you more comfortable in your own skin, which builds confidence.
Unfortunately, many people have jobs that make it challenging to show their creativity and self-expression. Dance can be a creative outlet that expresses inner feelings, thoughts and experiences.
Dancing makes life more fun. It doesn’t matter what type of dance you enjoy, as long as you are moving to the beat, your body and mind benefit.
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