Grooving to Improved Health
By Donna Stark
Whether you flaunt your moves in front of thousands or simply catch yourself sashaying from one end of the kitchen to the next, dancing is certainly an activity that most people love. And fortunately, it's more than just a fun thing to do! It's also a great exercise that helps get your mind and muscles fired up, no matter who you are. The best thing about it though, is that there are so many different forms of dance you can choose from, and that makes it easy to decide on a favorite style. So, are you ready to have fun and get your daily workout in?
Dance for Your Health
It's always better if you can improve your overall wellness while having a ton of fun in the process, right? Well, dancing can do that for you! Check out the amazing benefits you can get with every move you make!
- Improved health - If you ever danced to your heart's content, or found yourself sweating to the oldies, you know that dancing is a great workout. In addition to strengthening your bones and muscles, it also helps to increase your heart rate, improve circulation, and burn those calories!
- Memory boost - Listening to music and remembering the various steps and sequences involves several brain functions at the same time, so it's no surprise to hear that dancing can improve your brainpower! Studies have also shown that dancing regularly can also help reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
- Increased mobility - Maintaining a strong center of gravity, stretching, twisting, bending, and reaching in ways you haven't before ... did you realize how much your mobility will be improved by dancing? It is definitely a great way to increase your flexibility, balance, and range of motion!
- Reduced stress - How many times has someone told you to exercise when you are stressed? Well, as we have established above, dancing is exercise! But dancing helps to reduce stress in more ways than just those movements you are making. You are also listening to your favorite music and more than likely, are hanging out with loved ones as well. All of these can aid in the reduction of the stress and tension in your life, so when asked, choose to dance!
Grooving to Better Health
Dancing is great fun for both singles and couples alike. It's the perfect way to spend time with those you love and improve your overall health and well-being in the process! So get started on your dance journey today and see how easily your life can be changed!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Bellevue, Wash.