Have you struggled going to the gym because you find it boring? Picking up a dancing class instead can be just as beneficial as going to the gym plus a lot more fun! Dancing classes are great for your health and they are a hobby that is easy to get into, so you don’t need to dread going to the gym any longer! There are so many different types of dancing that no matter what age you are you’ll be able to find something suited for you! Dancing gives a lot more benefits than what people think.
According to Better Health Vic these are just some of the noted benefits of dancing:
improved condition of your heart and lungs
increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
increased aerobic fitness
improved muscle tone and strength
stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
better coordination, agility and flexibility
improved balance and spatial awareness
increased physical confidence
improved mental functioning
improved general and psychological wellbeing
greater self-confidence and self-esteem
better social skills
The mental skills that dancing improves is something most people wouldn’t have thought about. Since it gets you out and about in a social environment it helps fight depression, gain new friends, and build your self-confidence. It also it proven to help improve memory and reduce stress. These mental improvements can make changes in your everyday life and allow you to wake up feeling great every day!
Next time you are looking to pick up a new hobby or need something to do over the weekend give dancing a try. With the different variety of dancing you are sure to find something that fits your style and allows you to feel comfortable.
Source: https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/dance-health-benefits, http://dancemagazine.com.au/2010/04/health-benefits-of-dancing/