- Dancing keeps you young by keeping the aging process at bay. It benefits the heart, cardiovascular system and increases lung capacity. The muscle exertion and breathing rates of dancers is equivalent to cyclists, swimmers, and Olympic runners.
- Dance helps the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis for men and women. For women during post-menopause, there can be a significant drop in estrogen levels which stop calcium from being absorbed into the bones. Dancing can also help joints to prevent arthritis.
- Dance exercises the body improving circulation. It helps burn calories while improving stamina. It is estimated that dance burns anywhere from 5 to 10 calories per minute depending on speed and intensity.
- New research has discovered that it is necessary to measure both good and bad cholesterol levels when determining our health. Dancing raises our good cholesterol and is great for diabetics because it aids in blood sugar control.
- Dance improves our memory by making us recall steps, routines and dance patterns making it a great mental exercise for our brains. Increasing mental exercise keeps your mind young, quick, alert and open.
- Balancing yourself in one position may be easy, but balancing in different types of positions is much more difficult. Dancers have mastered the ability to balance themselves in a number of positions.
With so many great reasons to dance, it is impossible to come up with an excuse to not visit us today.