St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 03, 2013
The growing baby boomer population has a multitude of health concerns: From the effects of aging to the increased likelihood of life-threatening diseases, anyone who is over 50 has reason to worry. Not all news is somber though, as exercise can become an asset in staving off the negative effects of aging. Now there’s an added bonus: exercise has been proven to extend one’s life. According to a recent study led by the National Cancer Institute, (http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001335), exercise -such as dancing- can add years of life to a healthy body.
Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area funnest, friendliest dance studio (http://www.dance-pizazz.com) is excited about these findings. Because ballroom dancing is a stellar form of exercise, it can help extend longevity by as much as sevenfold -in some cases, even more! - through:
- Movement: physical activity -be it leisurely or intense- is directly linked with increased life expectancy. Ballroom dance offers an excellent opportunity to engage the cardiovascular system steadily and consistently. This means that a dancer, regardless of their skill level (beginner, intermediate, or advanced), will reap the incremental rewards on their health as they also improve their technique through their dance moves.
- Weight Control: obesity is no joke and it has been linked to a host of life altering diseases. Performing different types of exercise is a sure way to shed and keep the weight off. Because dancing engages the entire body -shaking to cha-cha one day, swaying to waltz another, or hopping to swing the next- years of health are thusly added to the dancer’s body.
- Having fun: exercise can sometimes be a drag, but dancing is never dull. The surge and release of mood-boosters, coupled with other many physical benefits, make dancing enjoyable. It also makes the dancer more likely to stick to this form of exercise and therefore, extend their life.
Dance Pizazz is happy to share and expand on how dancing can improve the body’s quality of health and, therefore, quality of life. Check out http://www.dance-pizazz.com to see how people from all walks of life have added years to their happy, healthy lives through the joy of ballroom dance.