Posted On 28 Mar 2014
- Did you know that dancing has many positive health benefits? Besides being fun, is a powerful tool to keep in shape, helps relieve stress, burning excess body fat, improves blood circulation, tones muscles and increases joint elasticity. Look further and all dancing!
- Dancing regularly is an exercise that helps the heart stay strong to increase heart rate and improve lung capacity. The American Heart Association recommends dancing as aerobic exercise to reduce the risk of heart disease and an Italian study showed that people with heart failure who practiced dancing, improved the health of their heart and breathing.
- Dancing is a great exercise for the brain and prevents diseases like Alzheimer’s. A study of elderly participants, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that frequent dancing increase mental acuity and people with Alzheimer’s disease are able to recall forgotten when dance music they used to know memories.
- Weight loss is another benefit of the dance. A study published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that dancing is as useful for weight loss and increased aerobic power as cycling and jogging. It is estimated that half hour of constant dancing can burn 200 to 400 calories.
- Those who have high cholesterol, plus drugs and adequate food, dancing can draw. As an aerobic exercise reduced levels of total blood cholesterol, especially LDL cholesterol, known as bad and helps increase levels of HDL or good cholesterol.
- Dancing is an exercise of power that can prevent the loss of bone mass and bone better to tone without stressing the joints. Many styles of dance require movements that strengthen bones as the tibia, fibula and femur. A long-term, regular dance practice could prevent osteoporosis.
- General improvement dancing skills and abilities those are important for overall health. The flexibility, strength and endurance acquired with dancing helps keep the body injury free. A study by the University of Washington showed that tango proved to be better than other exercises to improve range of motion in patients with Parkinson.
- Dancing is excellent for helping people with depression, since it stimulates the production of endorphins (hormones that combat stress) and help with feelings of isolation. According to a study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience dance contributes to the regulation of serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters key to avoid falling into depression.
- Dancing is an activity that many people think it is destined to be with friends at parties. However, a study published in The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition revealed that a dance class a week improves physical performance and increases energy levels.
- Dancing can be a great weapon of seduction. The cadence of the musical rhythms and body language make it ideal to arouse sexual attraction, according to a study by the University of Hertfordshire, England. For researchers some dance forms are the human equivalent of courtship in birds.