You may love to dance, maybe you enjoy just the fact of enjoying your favorite music while moving around following the rhythm. If that’s you, this is going to make your day!
Experts say that dancing is actually good not only for your spirit but also for your health! Yes, and the benefits extend from there.
So, every time that you dance you are activating a series of benefits that cover your brain, your body, and even your mood.
Many studies have found that your balance improves through the act of dance, and it includes elderly people. The reaction time, motor performance, coordination and walking speed are also part of the gains that the dance offers to any person who practices it.
If your favorite tune is jazz, folk, tango or ballroom, specialists say you are getting more than a fun time from every dance session. However, they say, any kind of music you enjoy on the floor will have a benefit over your health.
Now, another very interesting thing about this is that you don’t need a partner, a designated time, or a special location to enjoy a good dance or to get the benefits from it. You can dance at home, you can dance in the morning, at night, on a weekday, or during the weekend, all you need is that music you love and yourself. If you are part of a social dancing activity it’s even better! Let’s say that you are at a wedding or simply enjoying a night out with friends, in that case, your cardiovascular workout will last longer.
If you take classes, your workout will keep improving while your joints and muscles are getting in good shape. And don’t forget the weight loss benefits! By now, dancing routines like Zumba, aerobics and much more are famous around the world for their impressive results for those looking to stay fit and for those trying to lose weight.
According to a review published in 2009 in the European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, dancing could help people with Parkinson’s disease, a condition that is characterized by slow movements, impaired balance, and rigid muscles.
Think about this, if listening to your favorite music is always helpful to turn a bad day into a nice time, imagine what happens when you not only are listening but dancing that music! The results in your mood are amazing! Actually, some doctors call dancing a great tool for you to have a “mental break”, saying that it’s the perfect opportunity for your brain to escape from routine and stress when need it. So, let’s dance!