Dancing for Exercise

DancingDancing is a wonderful way to have fun and get some exercise.  It’s great whether you do a solo number such as line dancing or a couples dance such as a waltz, fox trot, tango, or polka. Aerobic, modern, jazz, tap, country western and the list goes on naming the kinds of dance you can do.

You can put as much energy into is as you want.  Of course, the more energy used in dancing, the more exercise you get.  You not only burn calories, tone muscles, and improve circulation; you have a great time doing it.  Dancing is also a good way to get rid of frustrations and anxiety.  The exertion and concentration on the steps help you to forget the problem that might have been bothering you.  The concentration on using the steps of a dance could decrease the possibility of dementia and help the memory of an Alzheimer’s patient.  Along with these benefits there are many others.  It can improve your balance, posture, stamina, and flexibility.  As well as the physical benefits; it’s a great way to meet people. There is even chair dancing for people who are unable to stand or walk.

If you haven’t danced in some time but still remember the steps, start where you used to be but start slowly. The more you put into it the more you get out of it. You can add more steps, dips, turns and whatever else you might want to as time goes on.  This applies to persons just starting out in dance also.

As with any other form of exercise, check with your doctor before starting to dance. Start slow, increase your level of exertion and complexity as you go along.  But most of all have the time of your life doing it.

Dancing for Exercise



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