Dancing is a great way to get exercise and stay in shape. It is more fun than simply going to an exercise class. It provides a more sociable way to get active, especially if you are doing couples dancing. Many dance schools and community organizations offer dancing lessons, A class could be a fun way to improve your overall health. Here are some of the many benefits associated with dancing.
Become More Flexible
Dancing requires flexibility, so if you don’t have it, after a bit of time, you will become more flexible. Whether you are taking a dance class or just going to a dance club on a regular basis, you will develop more flexible moves. Flexibility in dancing will involve all your muscle groups. As you learn more dance types, you will use different muscle groups, making a major improvement in your overall ability to be flexible in your everyday life. Dancing will require you to stretch and bend in ways you do not normally do, so you will be amazed at the change in your range of motion.
Many people have jobs where they sit for several hours a day, at desks or at computer terminals. Sitting for long periods of time, can lead to stiffness in the joints and cause pain when you do try to move. Dancing on a frequent basis, will increase your overall flexibility, which can reverse some of the damage done from sitting. Increasing your flexibility with dancing, will keep your arms and legs limber and allow you to move more freely without pain.
Dancing can help to improve your body’s overall strength because some of the moves are against your own body weight. Depending on the style of dancing you are doing, you may have to jump or twist in ways that require major strength in the legs. Ballroom dancing requires hopping, jumping and sometimes running. If a male dancer lifts his partner, he will develop strength in his legs and arms.
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