Dancing is a great way for people of all ages to get and stay in shape. Dancing has many positive health benefits besides being fun. There are many benefit that regardless will benefit you, whether you are a seasoned professional or just a casual, every once in a blue moon dancer. Here are some benefits to dancing.
Dance requires a great amount of flexibility and flexibility is an important part of being healthy. Most dance classes begin with a warm-up including several stretching exercises. For all the major muscle groups dancers must strive to achieve full range of motion. The muscles can flex and extend more the greater range of motion. Dancers naturally become more flexible by simply dancing since most forms of dance require dancers to perform moves that require bending and stretching.
The definition of strength is the ability of a muscle to exert a force against resistance. And dancing does that by forcing the muscles to resist against a dancer’s own body weight. Many styles of dance require jumping and leaping high into the air, including jazz and ballet. Jumping and leaping require strength of the major leg muscles. Even ballroom dancing builds strength. Consider the strength it must take for a male ballroom dancer to lift his partner above his head.
Dance is physical exercise. Exercise increases endurance. Endurance is the ability of muscles to work hard for increasingly longer periods of time without fatigue. Regular dancing is great for improving endurance, especially vigorous dancing such as line and ballroom dancing. Elevating the heart rate can increase stamina. Just as in any form of exercise, regular dancing will build endurance.
Since dancing is a social activity, it provides many opportunities to meet other people. Studies have shown that strong social ties and socializing with friends contribute to high self-esteem and a positive outlook. Joining a dance class can increase self-confidence and build social skills. Because physical activity reduces stress and tension, regular dancing gives an overall sense of well-being.
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