If the feeling you get when you let your body move to the music isn’t enough to make you get up and dance, studies have found many health benefits are associated with dancing. Check out the list below.
Better Heart Health
Dancing can be beneficial for those at risk for cardiovascular disease. People with heart failure who took up waltzing improved their heart health, breathing, and quality of life significantly compared to those who biked or walked on a treadmill for exercise.
Boost Your Memory
A study in The New England Journal of Medicine noted that dancing may boost your memory and prevent you from developing dementia as you get older. Science reveals that aerobic exercise can reverse volume loss in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls memory.
An Increase in Energy
Research published in The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition found that a weekly dance program could improve physical performance and increase energy levels among adults.
Lose Weight the Fun Way
A study in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that an exercise program of aerobic dance training is just as helpful for losing weight and increasing aerobic power as cycling and jogging.
According to a study in the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, tango dancing can improve balance in aging adults. Dancing requires a lot of fast movement and good posture. Frequent dancing will help you stabilize and gain better control of your body.
In a controlled study in the Journal of Applied Gerontology, researchers found that partner dance and musical accompaniment can help bring about stress relief.
Come Dance with Us
If you want to learn to dance, or if you are interested in the health benefits that dance offers, contact us to see which classes might be best for you.