Dancing isn’t just fun thing to do when you’re young. Dancing is a great exercise that should be part of a healthy lifestyle. For instance, you can burn as many calories belly-dancing as you can walking, swimming or riding a bike. As with any physical activity, however, the weight-loss benefits of any sort of dancing depends on the frequency and length of your workouts and your exertion level as well as your weight and physical condition.
You’re practicing good health and fitness when you move to the music. If weight loss is a priority, choose a form of dancing that keeps you moving continuously. Simply put: the more you move, the more calories you’ll burn.
Dancing burns calories, boosts energy, improves circulation and tones muscle. A 120-pound woman can burn about 120 calories doing 30 minutes of moderate social dancing. Dancing helps to increase strength, endurance and flexibility. But did you know that dancing can also relieve tension and stress, improve your mood and boost your creativity.
Magical and transforming, dancing can breathe new life into a weary soul and make your spirit soar. Dancing can inspire new romances or rekindle old ones. Dancing puts you in touch with your body and builds your self-esteem.
Dancing can help keep your body, including your brain, healthy as you age. Exercise increases the level of brain chemicals that encourage nerve cells to grow. Dances that require you to remember dance steps help boost brainpower by improving memory skills.
Whether it’s ballet or ballroom, clogging or jazz, salsa or samba, dance is great for helping women and men of all ages and fitness levels stay in shape. There’s even chair dancing for people with physical limitations.
Indulge yourself in this most primal form of creative release. It’s a fun and exciting way to stay in shape that’s why it’s the darling of exercise. Go on, shake that booty!
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