9 Good effects of dancing on health

By:Arka Roy Chowdhury, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Sep 08, 2014

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Dancing can be a great way to get fitter and better. Here are some ways in which dancing will help you.
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    Dancing Away

    There is this sudden burst of emotion in people to dance, apparently everyone likes to dance, and a good weekend does not mean a nice lunch and a classic movie, it means to dance! But dancing has its merits, besides being a very expensive thing to do, given the cover charges in clubs these days. The good news is that you can dance anywhere, if you are a dance freak you can dance all by yourself every day; it just takes a music system and your super flexible body to do the dance. There are numerous benefits of dancing; after all you are moving so much of your body for so long!
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    It Boosts Memory

    If you cannot recall the last song you danced to then you need to dance some more. Dancing helps you to boost your memory, and at the same time it prevents dementia as you grow older. Hippocampus is a part of your brain that controls memory, and doing aerobic exercises such as dancing can reverse the volume loss in the hippocampus.
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    It Reduces Depression

    Dancing gives you a certain high and lifts your spirits. People under depression can dance their way to a better mental health. Also, these people have the fewest symptoms of depression. Therefore, you could dance your way to feeling better!
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    It Reduces Stress

    Stress is one of the biggest factors for a heart disease, and dancing can reduce the levels of stress in you. In a study it was revealed that dancing with a partner can help to bring down your stress levels, this making you light headed and carefree.
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  • 5

    It Helps to Reduce Weight

    An obvious way to lose some of that extra weight is by dancing, as you can rightly guess. So if you are tired of running or jogging or swimming, then do the tango. Dancing makes you lose weight and also help you to increase your aerobic powers. It can do wonders, much like cycling or jogging.
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    It helps you to Balance Better

    Now we aren’t implying that you should be a tight rope walker, but generally it would be nice to balance better. So, some dancing can help you to do it, and this I especially true for tango. Doing the tango can help you to balance, and this is what you need when you grow older.
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    It helps to improve your Flexibility

    For those who dance, becoming flexible is a boon. All those moves and twists and turns definitely contribute to your flexibility while reducing stiffness of the body. Increasing flexibility of the body is very important for you, especially when you grow older. It will help to ease joint pain and also reduce any soreness post your exercises.
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    A Boost in Energy

    Dancing can help you boost your energy and increase your stamina at the same time. Dancing can improve your stamina and you will be full of energy all the time. It has been found to improve physical performance among adults too.
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