Friday, May 17, 2013

Why Dancing Is Great for Your Health


There are different kinds of health benefits related to dancing. There are different kinds of special boons of dancing. If you secretively glide across the living room when you stay home alone, this means that you enjoy dancing. Do you enjoy the long cha-cha sessions with your wife or husband? Then you really are in luck. Dancing is a brilliant way to relax and having some fun. However, dancing can also provide you with some excellent benefits for your health. 

As a matter of fact, Mayo Clinic based researchers recently reported that different forms of social dancing can help reduce stress, boost energy, perk up strength, increase muscle tone and coordination and so on. You can simply dance your night away to burn many more calories each hour compared to riding a bike or swimming. And whether you’re kicking up your heels in hip hop dancing, classical dancing or country rhythms, there are special findings by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI) that you will like to read about. It recently said that dancing may be able to lower your risk of heart disease. Dancing also helps you lower your blood pressure. Dancers find it easier to manage their weight. Strengthening the leg bones and hip bones is another benefit.

Dancing can be described as an exclusive form of work out as it provides you with heart-friendly benefits. Aerobic exercises can help you in letting you to thoroughly engage in some type of social activity. That’s particularly stimulating to your mind, and a twenty-year study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that dancing has good chances of reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease. There are other types of dementia among the elderly. According to that the study, many participants who are 75 or over and engage in reading, dancing or playing musical instruments or board games each week actually had a 7% lower dementia risk compared to the ones who didn’t take part in such kinds of activities.  The ones engaging in such activities eleven days per month had as much as 63% lower risk! And fascinatingly enough, dancing happens to be the sole physical activity in that study, which was related to a low dementia risk. Neurologists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine along with a researcher who 
took part in that study commented that this perhaps happens as dance music will engage the mind of the dancer. 

Verghese recently commented that dancing might actually triple the benefits of physical activity for your brain. Not only does the physical aspect of dancing increase blood flow to the brain, but also the social aspect of the activity leads to less stress, depression and loneliness. Further, dancing requires memorizing steps and working with a partner, both of which provide mental challenges that are crucial for brain health. 

Are you wondering what the overall value of dancing is as a workout. The total benefit we get from dancing tends to rely a lot on, just like most of the typical exercises, the kind of dancing you are doing. You would want to know how strenuous the whole thing is and what the duration of your dancing is each week. If you talk to an exercise physiologist you will understand how one gets to the set when he or she gets their heart rate up, while they in fact get a terrific workout. As a matter of fact, dance is one of the most common weight-bearing activities that can build your bones. It also happens to be wonderful for boosting the strength of your upper body.

Today, a great majority of the people out there agree with the fact that vibrant social dancing can give one a positive outlook on life overall. Moreover, it is also true that dancing calls for the use of muscles that you might not even know that you had. When you dance foxtrot, you will be able to take long, sweep steps backwards. That is extremely dissimilar to just walking on treadmills or jogging around the neighborhood.