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Health benefits of dancing

There are many forms of dance, from ballroom to ballet, freestyle, hip hop, street dance etc. Dance has always been a part of human culture, rituals and celebrations. Today, most dancing is about recreation and self-expression, although it can also be done as a competitive activity. Dancing is an enjoyable way to be more physically active and stay fit.

Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:

  • improved condition of your heart and lungs

  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness

  • increased aerobic fitness

  • improved muscle tone and strength

  • weight management

  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis

  • better coordination, agility and flexibility

  • improved balance and spatial awareness

  • increased physical confidence

  • improved mental functioning

  • improved general and psychological wellbeing

  • greater self-confidence and self-esteem