Dance for your health

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Have you considered dance for your health?

There are a lot of reasons to dance, though I can think of very few that would be better than dance for health and physical well being. As we remain aware of the need for physical activity far too many of us find far too few reasons to incorporate physical activity into our daily lives and routines. We are all aware of the importance of physical fitness for our overall health.  There are many reasons that we procrastinate in this particular effort. For some people, time is the defining factor while others will readily admit that they have no appreciation whatsoever for those activities that come to mind when exercise is considered. Whatever your reason for not incorporating exercise and physical activity into your daily routine, have you considered dance for your health? 

Dance for your health
Dance for your health to release work related stress

Dancing brings a lot of benefits to both men and women, to married couples as well as to single individuals of all ages and walks of life. In addition to burning calories, dancing also helps strengthen your muscles and bones. It can provide either a low impact or high impact workout according to your wishes and the music you select and the style of dance you want to practice. It can be entertaining and feel like fun rather than a chore-this means you are more likely to actually do it than many other exercise programs, and it can help tone all areas of your body rather than focusing on one particular area as many exercises do.

Dancing also provides an excellent opportunity to socialize and meet other like-minded people. If you take classes while in the process of helping you gain a better sense of balance and grace, dancing can help build a new community or strengthen an already existing one. Dancing, and the physical activity alone can help you ward off potential illnesses that are often associated with excess weight and too little physical activity. Even as little as thirty minutes of dance  a couple of days a week can bring about profound results when it comes to your overall health and well being. 

Many people dislike physical activities because they usually don't associate them with fun. However, one of the advantages of dancing is it can combine physical activity and fun at the same time. Who wouldn't like that? 

If you are wondering what sort of dance is right for you, there are many from which to choose. Square dancing is great fun for couples as are ballroom and swing dancing. Line dancing, contra Square dancing, clogging, and Tap dancing can be great fun in larger groups or as a participant in a class. If you want something a little sexier for your dance efforts you can always try Salsa dancing, Flamenco dancing, or Belly dancing. 

If you are a novice and are looking for new activities, you should definitely consider dance for your health. If you have already been a very active person all your life this is a great diversity your physical activities.