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:

  1. improved condition of your heart and lungs

  2. increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness

  3. increased aerobic fitness

  4. improved muscle tone and strength

  5. weight management

  6. stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis

  7. better coordination, agility and flexibility

  8. improved balance and spatial awareness

  9. increased physical confidence

  10. improved mental functioning

  11. improved general and psychological wellbeing

  12. reduced stress

  13. greater self-confidence and self-esteem

  14. better social skills

  15. improved memory

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/

Ms Sparkles