St. Louis (PRWEB) August 05, 2013
Dancing is not only a fun and social experience; it also brings benefits to the physical health and well being of the dancer. Studies have shown that actively participating in dance lessons can improve hand-eye coordination, promote cardiovascular health, and considerably decrease the chances of developing life-altering diseases. As if that wasn’t enough good news, now dancing is also known for helping to improve the body’s posture - even after age 50! A recent article by AARP (http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-09-2012/dancing-boosts-physical-mental-health.html) reinforces the facts about how dancing can improve an aging body’s alignment. That’s why Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area funnest, friendliest dance studio (http://www.dance-pizazz.com) wants to share three ways in which dancing can help those who are young at heart improve their posture:
1. Dancing promotes balance: Ballroom dance is a proven way to shift the body’s weight in many angles and directions. This improves balance through movement and repetition that subsequently leads to increased overall flexibility.
2. Dancing improves flexibility: Through the increased and varied movement that dancing brings, the muscles are stretched and kept active. This enhanced range of motion leads to more flexible, leaner muscle tone and stronger joints that are less prone to injury.
3. Dancing increases muscles power: Because dancing engages a variety of muscle groups in several ways, focused targeting and stabilization of these muscle groups takes place. This challenges the body in every dance lesson in ways few exercises can and engages the core, one of the key elements in developing and maintaining good posture.
Keeping active as a person ages helps keep their body healthy and young. What better way to exercise while improving posture than through dance? Go to http://www.dance-pizazz.com to see other ways ballroom dance can help any one achieve their healthy body goals.