Dancing is a great way for everyone who wants to have a healthy and balanced body. Besides refreshing your mind, dancing also brings up many other health benefits. Let’s see what are they?
- Increase flexibility
Flexibility is an important factor of a healthy body. And it requires a lot of endurance. Most dance classes begin with a few extending exercises to stretch muscles and the dancers have to try hard to achieve the full range of movement. The more you move, the suppler your muscles are. Most forms of dancing will require dancers to perform movements including bending and muscle stretching. Therefore, dancers will easily to get a supple.
- Burn excessive calories
Dancing for 15 minutes with funky Latin rhythms like Chachacha, Meregue or Jive, you can burn 104 calories on average. But if you jog at a speed of 5 km / h with the same time, you will consume 150 calories while cycling only consumes 74 calories.
- Have a healthy heart
Based on the speed and ability to jump, dancing will help increase the heart rate from 80 to 120 beats per minute. If you can jump continuously for 20 minutes, you absolutely can enhance the body’s flexibility and maintain the heart health as well.
- Stronger bones
Regularly dancing will help your bone received enough sufficient nutrients from the body, strengthening bones, particularly the leg bones, tibia and femur. Even dancing can prevent and slow the process of osteoporosis. Unlike other sports such as marathon, jogging, you will not have to worry too much about physical injury hazard when dancing.
- Good for joints
According to the American Journal of Medicine, the best way to prevent arthritis or joint pain is regular exercise. The constant movement of the dances will distribute lubricant to the tissues and joints. You do not need to engage in lively rhythm, moving slowly and steadily regularly is also very good for the health.
- More blithe
Dancing create a sense of fun to keep yourself peaceful. Besides, dancing is aslo a social activity helping people assert themselves and have a positive outlook on life.
Unlike other physical motion, dancing is not a set of continuous movement that you have to focus in each step, it is a way to train your memory and help you more fun to solve daily mundane activities.