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Health Benefits of Ballroom Dancing

There are so many keys to happiness, and dancing happens to be one of them! Ballroom dancing made its debut in the 16th century, peaking in the 19th and 20th century after the incorporation of the tango, waltz and two-step. And thanks to televisions programs such as Dancing with the Stars, this elegant art form has come full circle in the dancing world.

Ballroom dancing is an excellent way for people to get in shape while also releasing their creative juices. The benefits go past the physical benefits- it also benefits your state of mind and creates social connections. Dancing is a great social activity, and it’s been that socializing on a regular basis can have positive health benefits like boosting your self-esteem, lowering stress levels, and even lowering your BMI.

So, even if you think you have two left feet, below are some of the benefits of ballroom dancing:

Fun and Uplifting

There aren’t many activities that are as entertaining these artistic dance moves. Gloominess, and negativity are not allowed on this fun-filled dance floor. By concentrating on moving your body to the beat of the music, you put yourself in a positive place. And while newcomers may spend a little extra time concentrating on getting their moves right, the instruction is always in a lively and upbeat manner. In addition, you will be surrounded by happy individuals and uplifting melodies. After you master the moves, it’ll be pure fun and smiles.

Muscle Toning

You’ll be amazed at how much strength and muscle definition you develop as you dance along to Mozart. The two-stepping, fast spinning and turns all contribute to muscle building. If you’re ready to join in, be prepared for sexy and toned legs!

Bones and Joints

Since dancing is a weight-resistant activity, it can help protect your bone density and even prevent osteoporosis.  If you have weak knees or are new to exercise, ballroom dancing is an excellent low-impact activity that promotes a healthy lifestyle while also decreasing your chances of exercise-related injuries.

Overall Conditioning

Engaging in cardiovascular or aerobic activity can improve your heart health, lower your risk of type 2 diabetes risk and improves lung capacity. These full-body conditioning benefits can be elevated by engaging in dance for at least 30 minutes, four days a week. While this may sound like a big commitment, you will reap the rewards for years to come!

Arthur Murray Dance Studios offers ballroom dancing lessons for people of all ages. Call today and discover the wonderful world of ballroom dancing.

Stop by our Bloomington location found at 1711 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404.  Or call us at 812-334-0553.  We hope to see you dancing really soon!

 

 

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