Having more flexible limbs and core not only improve overall dance form, but it can also contribute to a healthier, stronger heart.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 16, 2013
Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area funnest, friendliest dance studio, is committed to helping its dancers improve their ballroom dance technique. One way this happens is by improving flexibility –a key component in good dance form. According to the American College of Sports (http://www.acsm.org/access-public-information/articles/2012/02/02/improving-your-flexibility-and-balance), the body can develop long-lasting flexibility the best through exercise. Ballroom dance is an excellent way to exercise, while gradually and consistently developing flexibility.
Dance Pizazz (http://www.dance-pizazz.com) recognizes this need and is therefore sharing four tips on why being flexible can help any dancer:
1. Improve their circulation: Having more flexible limbs and core not only improve overall dance form, but it can also contribute to a healthier, stronger heart. This happens through increased blood flow to the muscles, which equals better overall cardiovascular health.
2. Help prevent injury: As we age, we lose muscle elasticity; however, a flexible body is often the one less prone to injury. As the body works towards being more limber, less stress is placed on the joints. This also helps prevents the unhealthy tearing of muscles, a win-win for dancers of any level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced).
3. Improve their balance: The best way to improve balance is to shift the body’s weight in a variety of directions and angles. Ballroom dance can challenge the body through movement and repetition that subsequently leads to the progressive improvement of overall flexibility.
4. Help stave off illness: Aside from helping prevent many cardiovascular diseases, being actively flexible can also stave off other illnesses, such as arthritis and osteoporosis. The dynamic movement that’s created though dance engages the entire body in ways that other exercises simply cannot.
Because being flexible is considered one of the pillars of fitness, its benefits for a healthier and stronger body are undeniable. The uniqueness of dance and the promise of flexibility it brings gives dancers considerable health advantages over non-dancers. What better way to adopt a strategy of gradual and improved flexibility than through ballroom dance? Check out http://www.dance-pizazz.com for other ways dancing can help with overall health and flexibility.