Moving to music can have considerable health benefits to make you happier, smarter and a whole lot healthier.
Dancing has been found to boost brainpower, protect vital organs, improve your mental outlook, as well as grow your social circle…and that’s before considering the fitness and weight-loss benefits of donning your dancing shoes.
For people of all ages, shapes and sizes, dancing offers a fun way of getting in shape and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are our top reasons why you should consider a dance class for your next workout:
- Burns calories
It’s estimated that dancing can burn anywhere from 5 to 10 calories per minute, meaning it offers a great workout for blasting calories and improving endurance and cardiovascular fitness. Try a fast paced dance class such as swing or salsa to make the most of the calorie burning benefits.
- Keeps you young
Dancing can have an astounding impact on keeping us young, stalling the aging process and making us feel more vibrant and confident. Moving regularly to music has benefits for the heart, cardiovascular system and lungs.
- Boosts mood
As well as having ample physical benefits, dancing encourages the release of mood-boosting endorphins to give you an additional mental lift. According to studies, just one lively dance session can significantly elevate your mental state and deliver an ample flow of feel-good chemicals to the brain.
- Improves mental agility
Just like the body, it’s important to give your mind a good workout too. Memorising dance steps and keeping in time to the music gives your memory, coordination and focus areas an intense workout, leading to stronger synapses and beefed-up gray matter.
- Builds social bonds
Dancing with others is a great way to relive stress and develop strong social bonds, both of which are key factors in mental and physical health.
At the Chelsea Health Club we offer a range of dance exercise classes for all abilities. View our Studio Timetable for more information.