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10 HEALTH BENIFITS OF DANCE YOU DIDN'T KNOW!
APRIL, 2018   |    BY ARNEL BAGYARATNAM

Dancing is a favourite pastime for many people all over the world. There are shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Dance India Dance which is popular in India. An entertaining physical activity, dance has been integrated into people's lifestyles. Whether it's in the club, house, or a mirror, dancing is a way to let loose and enjoy the moment. Dance is also deeply rooted in culture, making it a significant facet as it reflects history, tradition, and celebration. An alternate form of exercise, dancing is beneficial for health and is an important element in management, prevention, and treatment of diseases, caused by lack of physical activity. It can positively affect your health, both mentally and physically. The following are ten advantages you can gain from dancing.

10. Increased Flexibility

Feeling stiff? Not a chance if you dance. Dancing will increase your flexibility considerably. Injuries caused by overextending muscles will be a thing of the past. Dancing regularly will reduce and joint pain that comes with exercising. Want a pain-free day? Dance every day.

9. Improved Self Confidence

Dancing has a significant effect on self-esteem and confidence. Your social life will improve. You will meet new people and make friends when you go for dance classes. A good social life will improve your life as you will feel happier, reduces stress, and you will feel good.

8. Weight Control

A fun and active way to lose weight is by dancing. You won't realise it but you will be burning large amounts of calories if you dance regularly. It is effective in tackling obesity, which is why most people opt for dance classes to lose weight while enjoying every moment.

7. Better balance and spatial awareness

Dancing improves balance and spatial awareness which can reduce the number of injuries due to accidents. Many dance forms focus on posture and holding positions which require balance and stability. By dancing regularly, you will strengthen your smaller muscles and your core which improves your balance significantly. Dancers also focus on their surrounding environment to reduce the chances of a dancer colliding with other dancers or objects/walls. Increased spatial awareness will ensure you don't run into anything that isn't in your view.

6. Memory Booster

There are a lot of studies which indicate that being active is good for your brain. Dancing helps in boosting memory as you have to recall dance steps, routines, and patterns which are a good mental exercise. Moreover, it can reduce the chances of getting dementia as you grow older.

5. Healthier Heart and Lungs

Dance reduces the chances of getting heart diseases and lung diseases. It improves the health of the heart and any breathing complications can be brought down significantly through dance. It is even better than using a treadmill or biking for exercise.

4. Stronger Muscles

Dancing has a significant effect on self-esteem and confidence. Your social life will improve. You will meet new people and make friends when you go for dance classes. A good social life will improve your life as you will feel happier, reduces stress, and you will feel good.

3. Sharpened Agility

All the quick movements that you learn through dancing is helpful in your day-to-day life. Your legs become stronger, which will make you more agile. You will be able to think fast and react even faster. Your reflexes will be top-notch.

2. Reduction in depression

Feeling down? Dance is a great mood booster and it is effectual in lowering depression. Like any exercise, dancing will help in the production of natural antidepressants. It also is a great stress buster and it will uplift your spirits. It improves the harmony between the body and the mind.

1. Higher energy levels

Tired? Do you feel like you can't get out of bed? The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition published a research which found that dancing improves physical performance and it increases energy levels among adults.

No matter how you look at it, it is a win-win situation. Play some of your favourite tunes and go crazy. Don't hold back! You will feel a lot better at the end of it.


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