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Dancing your way to stay fits for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It improves your muscle tone, strength, endurance and fitness. Dancing is a great way to meet new friends. Remember to visit your doctor for a check-up if you have a medical condition, are overweight, are over 0 years of age or are unfit.
There are physical and mental health benefits to dancing. It is a fun way to keep fit. Be it ballet, belly dancing, salsa, ballroom dancing, hip hop, square dancing and tap dancing are different dancing styles.
There are many forms of dance; Indian classical, bhangra to ballroom, barn and disco to Morris. Dance has been a part of human culture, rituals and celebrations forever. Today, most dancing is about recreation and self-expression, although it can also be pursued as a competitive activity. Dancing is an enjoyable way to be more physically active and stay fit.
Health benefits of dancing
Improved condition of the heart and lungs
Increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
Increased aerobic fitness
Improved muscle tone and strength
Stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
Better coordination, agility and flexibility
Improved balance and spatial awareness
Increased physical confidence
Improved mental functioning
Improved general and psychological wellbeing
Greater self-confidence and self-esteem
Better social skills.
You can dance in a group, with a partner, or on your own.