International dance day:How does dance affect the body?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Apr 29, 2015

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  • Dancing helps you lose weight.
  • Regular dancing helps to balance body.
  • Dancing teaches coordination.
  • Dancing gives you correct posture.

If drum beats playing across four streets from your house get your foot tapping, then today is your day. If movies like ABCD or Step Up series can set your mood for a little groove, then this day is so much for you. Yes, that’s right! Today, 29th April, is celebrated as  International Dance Day across the globe and people who treat dance as an integral part of their lives must celebrate this day with maximum energy and enthusiasm.

Benefits of Dancing

Dancing Knows No Boundaries

Dancing is a learned art and not an innate one. Even if you aren’t a dancer, you can always learn to be one. And, if that wasn’t enough to convince you, we are going to tell you about some amazing health benefits associated with dancing that will turn on the heat and force you to try some twists and turns. So, read on and dust off your dancing shoes for a refreshing and groovy session.

Weight Management

If things like `boring’ and `tiresome’ hit your head each time someone mentions activities like aerobics, then here is a pleasant shocker: Dancing is also a form of aerobics. Do you know what that means? That just like any other form of aerobics, dancing can also increase your heart and breathing rate. And it can thus help you lose as much weight as any other form of exercise that can be done. So, why not add some entertainment to your boring exercise regime?

Balance and Coordination

You don’t have to worry about choosing a form of dancing that helps to improve balance and coordination. All dance forms can sync your body, though some can work better than others. For instance, Argentinean Tango involves a lot of twisting, kicking and rotating, which forces the body to grow balance so that you don’t lose your step.

Benefits of Dancing

Posture Correction

If dancing professionals are to be believed, then dancing works on your muscles and fibers that control posture. These muscles are located around the spine and contract while dancing, helping you maintain good posture.

Muscle Toning

Dancing is one of the best forms of exercise to tone muscles in the legs and glutes. Also, if you dance regularly you will notice your hips, lower back and abdomen toning up.

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  • Tanu29 Apr 2015

    There is nothing better than dancing in this world. There is nothing better than dancing that gives me so much happiness at once.