You do not need to be an expert and neither is age a factor, dancing is fashionable and it has many benefits for your health.
Dancing regularly is an exercise that helps us to combine coordination and movement, and this is what makes it a balanced exercise: we train our body and mind at the same time. The most beneficial ones are Latin American dances such as salsa, meringue, bachata and cha-cha-cha, although other dances like kizomba (of African origin) also are progressing.
Either if you take classes and you take it more seriously, or if you dance while cleaning the house or at the weekend in the clubs, you will feel the benefits of dancing:
We do exercise
It tones the legs and buttocks, and it also shapes our body with the hip, waist, abdomen and arm movements. It is an activity that generates pleasure, activates the body, eliminates stress and most importantly: it stimulates the brain. Dancing corrects posture and lets you attain the body you want.
It stimulates the mind
Dancing lets us move to the rhythm of music, and this activates various areas of our brain that are in charge of controlling movement. Additionally, the brain increases connections between neurons, since it generates a considerable quantity of cognitive reserves. It can be said that dancing can even help to prevent illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
Since this is an exercise that is carried out in groups or in pairs it helps to engage us with the people in our surroundings. Moreover, it makes us act naturally and function as we really feel.
And many more things
- It stimulates the metabolism, expending energy and losing fat.
- It activates circulation and increases oxygenation.
- It helps your joints.
- It strengthens your bones.
- It is a cardiovascular exercise.
- It reduces physical inactivity.
- It contributes to eliminating retained fluids.
- It improves balance and mobility.
- It reduces stress.
Goodness, it has got it all. I’m sure that more than a few of you are thinking about throwing some shapes this weekend 😉