At this time of the year caring for your health is very important, and a key part of a healthy lifestyle is making sure that you get plenty of exercise. When we think of exercise, we tend to think of hours spent in the gym, which is not something that appeals to everyone.
However, there are many more fun ways to exercise and also learn a new skill, and one of these is dancing. If you are a fan of Strictly Come Dancing, or just want to build new skills and learn new dance routines, dance is a great way to get fit and enjoy a workout that is fun.
There are many dance classes around the UK, from modern dancing to more traditional dance styles like ballroom and this salsa dancing London based class rvdance.co.uk/dance-classes-london/salsa-classes-london
Dancing is a really good workout for your heart, which as a muscle also needs to get a workout. Dancing regularly helps to reduce the risk of many heart conditions and cardiovascular illnesses, from high blood pressure to heart disease.
As we get older, it is also important to stay mobile and make sure that we are making the most use of our bodies and keeping joints supple and healthy. As well as diet, exercise plays a key part in this and dancing is a great way to keep the joints of the body in good condition. It can help to reduce the risk of illnesses like osteoporosis and arthritis.
As well as being good for your physical wellbeing, dancing is also a good exercise to give your mental health a boost. As well as boosting your brain as you continue to keep learning new skills and dance steps, it is also a form of exercise that can help to stimulate the hormones in the brain that make us feel happy. Music is also a key factor in aiding mental illness, so it is a great exercise for people who often struggle with low mood.
The social aspect of dancing also makes it a great exercise – making new friends and having a social group that you all share an interest with is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.