Dancing is a great way for people of
all ages to get and stay in shape. Besides being fun, dancing has many
positive health benefits. Following are the top 5 health benefits of dance.
Flexibility is an important part of
being healthy. Most forms of dance require dancers to perform moves that
require bending and stretching, so dancers naturally become more flexible
by simply dancing.
Strength is defined as the ability of
a muscle to exert a force against resistance. Dancing builds strength by
forcing the muscles to resist against a dancer's own body weight. Ballroom
dancing builds strength.
Dance is physical exercise. Exercise
increases endurance. Endurance is the ability of muscles to work hard for
increasingly longer periods of time without fatigue.
4. Sense of Well-Being
Dancing is a social activity. Studies
have shown that strong social ties and socializing with friends contribute
to high self-esteem and a positive outlook.
5. Assists in Weight loss
Best of all, dancing burns calories at
from 250 to 350 calories per hour while having fun.