Dancing is a great way to keep your body and mind healthy.
Studies show that dancing can help you lose weight, stay flexible, reduce stress, make friends, and more.
Bored with your work out in the gym ? A study in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that an exercise program of dance is just as helpful for losing weight and increasing aerobic power as cycling and jogging. Losing weight is more fun and effective while dancing.
Dance not only instills grace, but it also helps you age gracefully. Dancing may boost your memory and prevent you from developing dementia as you get older. Science reveals that dancing can reverse volume loss in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls memory. The hippocampus naturally shrinks during late adulthood, which often leads to impaired memory and sometimes dementia.
Dancer's moves aren’t just for aesthetics — they also increase flexibility and reduce stiffness. Increasing your flexibility will help ease joint pain and post-exercise soreness. Stretch classes are offered at Lead and Follow Dance Center .
If you’re feeling tense or stressed out, you might want to grab a partner, turn up the music, and Dance ! In a controlled study researchers found that partner dance and musical accompaniment can help relieve stress.
Dancing really does lift your spirits, according to a study that tested the effects of dancing on people with depression. Patients who participated in an upbeat group dance showed the fewest depression symptoms and the most vitality. Grab a friend and come dance with us today.
Help Your Heart
Dance is a great activity for those at risk for cardiovascular disease . People with heart failure who took up waltzing improved their heart health, breathing, and quality of life significantly compared to those who biked or walked on a treadmill for exercise.
If you are nervous about falling , some dance lessons might help ease your worries, dancing can improve balance in kids and adults. Dancing requires a lot of fast movement and good posture , so frequent dancing will help you stabilize and gain better control of your body.
Don't feel like getting up ? Sleepy ? Taking a dance class might help. Taking weekly dance lessons could improve physical performance and increase energy levels among kids and adults. Come dance , sweat and have fun !!!
Lead & Follow Dance Center is the perfect place to make new friends and go out socially. We are more than just friends that love to dance - we are family !!!