Ballroom dancing or any type of couples dancing burns 200 to 300 calories per hour! That’s about the same as a fast walk, but it can be a lot more fun. It has other benefits such as improving posture and giving you a whole-body workout.Don’t know how to dance? Classes are everywhere from adult education programs to gymnasiums and dance studios. Classic ballroom dance includes the waltz, tango, and fox trot, which are easy steps. Latin dancing features the mambo, salsa, and cha-cha. The fast steps and turns are great fun. Swing dancing includes everything from slow and romantic to twirls.
Another great benefit is dancing releases negative energy. Many of internalize our emotional pain and stresses. Negative energy can change your entire outlook on life. It can lead to low self-esteem, lack of confidence, anger issues and antisocial behavior. None are productive and can harm a person. Release that negative energy with a little movement. Movement can express what we feel inside but can’t seem to get out any other way.
Dancing is exercise. No one wants to admit that, because it is so much fun when you are doing it. Moving your body in successive motions for a certain period of time is essentially physical exercise. Endorphins are secreted during such activities; increase well-being and improve mood and promote clarity and focus. What was bothering you when you stepped on a dance floor can be seen in a clearer light after twirling around on the floor. Such movement also releases stress.
Stress can cause internal changes in our bodies and render a body ill when it gets out of control. People who suffer from chronic stress are typically more tense and prone to negative thoughts. Stretching the muscles of the body as you dance, releases that tension in the muscles.
Over time, dancing can help you to lower your heart rate and increase your endurance while also getting in shape. A person in shape is better able to combat negative energy and turn it into a positive. Dancing allows the body to move in different ways, releasing negative energy and tension from the muscles and the mind. It doesn’t matter what form of dance you participate in so long as it speaks to your need to embrace positive thoughts and energy.