There is something about grooving to the sound of music that seems to take all of your cares away. Maybe it is the rhythm of your favorite tune or the heart-pumping workout that gets you up on your feet. It may also be the challenge of mastering the most complicated moves that brings you so much happiness. Traditionally, dancing was entertainment for cultural functions only. However, in the modern world, dancing is a form of entertainment, exercise, and a source of livelihood.
Dancing has been recognized globally as something more than just a hobby. When choosing dance styles, consider those that will help you achieve your goals, which may be improving fitness, improving flexibility and coordination, or for competitions. There are various types of dances like ballet, ballroom dancing, belly dancing, hip-hop, jazz, salsa, and tap dancing.
You should pick a dance style that suits you, comfortable for you to maneuver, and aligns with your interest. Whichever reason you select as to why you dance, the physical, mental, emotional, and health benefits of dancing are endless. They include:
Improving Cardiovascular Health
Dancing is an excellent activity for those at risk of cardiovascular diseases. Going to the gym can be a tad difficult for many, especially newbies, a better alternative is dancing. Studies show that people who take dance classes improved their heart health, breathing, and physique significantly compared to those who cycled or walked on a treadmill to work out.
Do not struggle anymore with morning or evening jogs again to help you lose weight. It is a monotonous activity without any new exciting additions to make it engaging and enjoyable. Various dance classes have incorporated dancing as a weight loss program to help people struggling with excess weight.
Enhances Balance and Strength
Dancing is an excellent form of physical fitness as it incorporates movements on all planes of motion and from all directions. Dancing works your body planes laterally and rotationally, which turns on and conditions all muscles, meaning no tissue is left behind. It increases both your balance and strength.
Boosts Your Mood
Dance and movement are incredibly expressive, which allows you to escape and let loose. The ‘letting loose’ helps improve your mental and emotional health by reducing stress, decreasing the symptoms of anxiety, and depression. It leads to a boost in your self-esteem.
Many people prefer to bust a move when no one is watching due to shyness. There is something incredible about dancing as a group. Whether you join a dance class, at the disco dance floor, or get shaking with family and friends, being around other people while dancing is suitable for your social and emotional health.