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Dance Your Way to Health & Fitness

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Dance also counts as weight-bearing exercise, which means that it can help strengthen bones and fight osteoporosis. It requires agility, balance, and grace—qualities that aren't fostered in a typical gym workout.

Health & Fitness Benefits
If you’re looking to improve your health and fitness level, a wide variety of dance styles can do the trick. From bellydance to square dance, ballet to ballroom, and salsa to swing, you can get a fun aerobic workout that also offers the following benefits: 
  • Stronger bones
  • Greater endurance and stamina
  • Stress relief
  • More flexibility
  • Better posture
  • Improved balance
  • Total body toning
  • Enahnced weight loss
  • Cardiovascular benefits
  • Reduced back pain
  • Calorie Burn (hourly average for a 150-pound person): Ballet (300), Ballroom (265), Bellydancing (380), Salsa (400), Square dancing (300), Swing (280)
Dance Hall Days
If you’re new to the dance scene, you may need some instruction before you can begin. Check your local dance schools to see if they’re open to the public on certain nights for casual dancing or join a class for formal lessons. Most schools accept singles, so you can take part even without a partner. Another option is to try the drop-in classes offered at fitness centers. There are also plenty of dance clubs that accept new members, such as square dance or clogging groups.

If you’re a little shy, don’t forget that you can always crank up the tunes in your own living room and dance away to your heart’s content. The kids can even join in making for a fun family fitness night. So put on your favorite music, grab a partner and start boogying!
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A freelance writer, marketing consultant and life coach, Leanne often writes about health and nutrition. See all of Leanne's articles.

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