You might be surprised to learn that there is more to dancing than just having a good time. Whether you are into salsa dancing or just dancing around your bedroom in your unmentionables, you are reaping health benefits. Next time you are thinking about taking a dance lesson, keep these benefits in mind.
1. Dancing makes you tremendously flexible. It is important to stretch before dancing so that you can achieve full range of motion with your muscles. The more bending and stretching you do, the better you will become at it.
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If you are a dancer, then you know how important it is to take care of your body. There are some things that you can do to prevent an injury in dance practice. Drink plenty of water, and try to avoid sodas and other drinks with lots of sugar. Drinks with a high sugar content will make you tired, and you will lose focus soon after you drink them. Always stretch before you begin practicing. Take about 20 minutes to stretch the legs and arms so that they are ready for the intense movement of Read the rest of this entry »
Dancing is great fun as well as a great form of exercise. Like any exercise, it is important to stretch before you start dancing. Your muscles need to â€œwake upâ€, or you risk the chance of injuring yourself. Just like you wouldnâ€™t drive a cold car, you shouldnâ€™t dance on cold muscles.
There are five stretches that work your muscles to get them ready for a dancing session.
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It is a generally universally accepted fact that daily cardiovascular activity is key to an individualâ€™s well-being and heart health. All of us should engage in some sort of activity each and every day. For some that means going to the gym or taking a brisk walk around the neighborhood. However, some of us find those activities dull and boring. Thankfully, there are options out there for people who detest walking and running. Dancing can provide the same sort of health benefit. This is especially true when it comes to Read the rest of this entry »
Dance is an exercise that truly tests the boundaries of movements of the human body, combining grace and poise in an exhibition of fluidity. Professional dancers have the ability to adapt to a wide variety of poses and movements, and this means that their muscles must be very flexible. Stretching therefore is highly beneficial for anyone looking to improve their dancing abilities.
One of the most popular ways to increase flexibility is through yoga practice. Regular yoga Read the rest of this entry »
Before you hit the dance floor, you need to warm up your body so that you donâ€™t pull a muscle. There are some fun exercises that you can do that will get your blood flowing in only a few minutes.
Push-ups and sit-ups are great things that you can do before you practice dancing that will strengthen not only your arms and abdominal muscles, but it will get your heart rate up. Do about 20 repetitions of each exercise before each practice. Running in place is another fun way to get your body limber. Do a few arm circles Read the rest of this entry »