April 28, 2017 @ 1:14 pm - posted by Liberty Dance

health benefits of dance

Dance provides Health Benefits for Young and Old

Dance is a great way to keep your body and mind healthy whether you are a younger or older dancer.

Studies have shown that dancing can help you lose or maintain weight, stay flexible, reduce stress, and more. Read below to learn more about the benefits of dancing to your health:

Dance can Boost Memory

Dance not only instills grace in movement, studies have shown the aerobic nature of dance can boost your memory.

Dance can Improve Flexibility

Dance, especially ballet, can help a person increase their flexibility and reduce stiffness. Increasing your flexibility often helps ease joint pain and soreness after exercise.

Dance can Help Reduce Stress

Dance has been show by researchers to help ease stress. So take a dance class, get some exercise, enjoy the music, and lower your stress level.

Dance can Help Diminish Depression

Dancing really has the ability to lift a person’s spirit. Research has show that people participating in dance showed the fewest depression symptoms, and they also had the most vitality.

Dance can Help your Heart

Dance is an aerobic activity. Studies have show this form of exercise can improve heart health and quality of life while having a lot of FUN.

Dance can Help You Lose or Maintain Weight

The very nature of dance as a form of exercise can be as helpful in losing weight and increasing aerobic power as cycling and jogging.

Dance can Help a Person’s Balance

Dancing requires a lot  of fast movement and requires good posture, so it naturally helps a person to develop better balance.

Dance can help a Person Increase Energy

Research published by The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition found that a weekly dance program could improve physical performance and increase energy levels in youth and adults.

Go out and try a dance class, or get your children involved in dance, and enjoy the many health benefits you can realize by taking up this fun activity.

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