Ballroom dance is considered one of the best types of weight-bearing exercises.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 08, 2013
The many, many benefits of exercise are undeniable: from improved cardiovascular performance to instant mood-booster, working out can be one’s best friend. Surprisingly, one of the benefits that is less talked about is how exercising can dramatically improve and maintain bone health. According to the Mayo Clinic, (mayoclinic.com/health/osteoporosis/DS00128/DSECTION=prevention), exercising regularly can not only improve bone health, but it can slow bone loss.
Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area funnest, friendliest dance studio, (http://www.dance-pizazz.com) wants to share how ballroom, latin and swing dance as exercise can help dancers at any level -and of any age- dramatically improve their bone health with these tips:
1. Ballroom dance is considered one of the best types of weight-bearing exercises: Weight-bearing exercises, such as jogging or hiking, make your body stay upright while moving/working against gravity. Because weight-bearing exercises strengthen key areas, such as the hips and spine, they are ideal in helping prevent injury. Ballroom dance can help any dancer strengthen these areas… while also having fun!
2. Ballroom, latin and swing dancing promotes joint-lubrication: Because bone is living tissue, having healthy, lubricated joints promotes healthier bone density. Joint-lubrication is also crucial in enabling movement and promoting flexibility. While dancing, the body is moving constantly in a variety of low-to-high- impact steps that considerably increase range of motion. Thusly, this directly contributes to healthier joints and stronger bones.
3. Dancing strengthens your body all around: The best way to develop strong bones is to have a strong body. The ballroom dances (think Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Cha cha, Rumba, Salsa, Swing and others) engage the entire body, not just the legs! Few exercises –such as swimming- promote such comprehensive movement. Incorporating the body holistically and consistently through dancing is a guaranteed way to develop overall bone health.
Dance Pizazz is eager to help dancers of any level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) with the incontrovertible benefits of having healthy bones. Ballroom dance is a positive –and fun!- step in the right direction. Check out http://www.dance-pizazz.com to see how other dancers have improved their health and lives.