St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
Everyone knows the type: the “hoverer.” They hover over their laptops, food, books… In a world where everything is defined by deadlines, it may seem inevitable to not hover over the tools that will help accomplish the needed tasks. This constant hovering can lead to a host of issues with posture (http://www.prevention.com/health/healthy-living/how-bad-posture-affects-your-health-and-happiness) that can bring with it neck and back pain and weaken the immune system, just to name a few consequences.
Dance Pizazz, the St. Louis area’s funnest, friendliest dance studio, (http://www.dance-pizazz.com), has seen its share of hoverers and has helped them approach their posture issues with amazing results. Here are three reasons why having good posture is vital to a body’s health, and how ballroom dance can help.
1. Bad posture = neck and back pain. A host of muscle imbalance issues brought on by hovering can bring the dreaded back neck and pain monsters, which have been proven costly to many a blue and white collar worker. As a form of exercise, dancing takes a holistic approach to engaging the entire core through continuous movement, enhanced flexibility, and maintained balance.
2. Bad posture = gut problems. It’s been proven time and time again: slouching can literally fold up the gastrointestinal system in ways that affect overall stomach health. Because dancing requires a straight, yet relaxed posture, gastrointestinal health and balance can be achieved in no time and many issues -such as acid reflux- can be considerably alleviated just by standing and sitting up straight.
3. Bad posture = zapped energy. Hovering places many organs in an improper posture, which makes the cardiovascular, respiratory, and immune systems -just to name a few- work harder than necessary. This effort to make vital systems function takes away energy from other processes; thusly, the effect is that a tired body is an unhappy and unhealthy body. As a form of exercise, ballroom dance can actively address this energy lag through movement and maintained good posture.
Dance Pizazz recognizes the importance of good posture’s role in promoting a healthy body, on and off the dance floor. Why not start improving both health and lifestyle through the joy of ballroom dance today? Stay tuned to http://www.dance-pizazz.com for the second part of Dance Pizazz’s tips on how to improve posture.