Article appeared in the May/June issue of the AAA Going Place Magazine
The Health Benefits of Dancing:
Why so serious? dancing in public may be your kryptonite, but there are numerous reasons you should let loose this summer. Here are some of the top benefits of dancing.
Social dancing reduces stress and increases overall energy and strength. It also increases muscle tone and coordination, lowers your risk of coronary heart disease, lowers blood pressure, helps maintain a healthy weight, and strengthens bones in legs and hips.
What a feeling!
Numerous studies have shown that strong social ties and socialization contribute to a high self-esteem and a positive outlook. New experiences enrich our lives. So grab a friend or your significant other and try your hand (and legs!) at something new–salsa, ballroom, country, the choice is yours.
And the beat goes on…
Dancing the night away burns more calories per hour than riding a bike or swimming. Whether you’re an inhibition-free dancer or a two left-footer, dancing can be both fun and beneficial.