7.14.2017

The Benefits of Dancing and Why It’s Never Too Late to Start

Today I have A guest blogger for you who is sharing the benefits of dancing~

The Benefits of Dancing and Why It’s Never Too Late to Start


There’s something enchanting about watching a dancer. The graceful movements, the strength, the
stamina, the way they seem to understand their body completely. It’s beautiful and alluring, to see a
person so confident and unafraid to move, to give themselves over to music. So you, who may or
may not have tripped over their own feet a few times, aren’t exactly the epitome of grace. Besides,
dancing is for the younger crowd, no use starting now. You should just stick to the gym anyway if you want to get fit, right? Nope, dancing is a lot more beneficial and accessible than you may think, so if you’ve been considering taking some classes, maybe the following will help you decide.


Improve your health


Let’s face it – going to the gym can be kind of boring, not to mention stressful. Especially if you’re a
beginner who has no idea what they’re doing, and doesn’t like large crowds or people staring at
them. You know that you need to keep active stay healthy, but the gym is not actually the pinnacle
of exercising, especially if you don’t like it. Dancing brings you just as many benefits because it’s a form of cardio, only a lot more fun and relaxing. It’s good for your heart, and the best thing is that
you don’t need any expensive equipment. Only your body and the love of music.

Shed those extra pounds

That’s right, you can dance your way to a sexy body without ever feeling overwhelmed or bored of
the same, repetitive motions of regular exercising. Burn some calories and slim down quickly as you
shake your hips to your favourite song and feel the energy pumping through your body.

Balance out your mind and body

The heated salsa, or quick beats of hip-hop, it doesn’t matter what you pick because dancing is a
form of escapism, a way to relax and let go of stress, to get all that anger out of your system. For the
businessman who always worries or anyone who struggles with depression and anxiety, dancing can
both soothe and energize because it gives you something to focus on, and it’s a great skill that can
be useful in many ways. It’s also known to help improve your memory because it slows the cognitive
decline of your brain.


Become graceful



You will not only have a toned, beautiful body, but you’ll start moving differently as well. No more
clumsiness, no more awkwardness. In dance classes, they’ll teach you how to land on your feet
gracefully, how to move and understand your body, and practical exercises to elongate your muscles
and keep you agile. This can fix your posture and give you a nice, big boost to confidence, especially
when you hit the dance floor.


It’s never too late


Technically, you probably understand that it’s never too late to start anything, but you might be
afraid of judgement: all those bright lights, the mirrors that stare back at you and make you painfully
aware of how clumsy you look, and a crowd of young people, wondering why are you even there.
However, there are plenty of places where you can attend beginner dance classes for adults and not
feel like you’re just wasting your time or that you’re being stared at from all sides. There are safe
places where judgement is not allowed and where you can meet plenty of people who’re just trying
to have fun and learn how to dance. It’s always good to find a community and embrace it, and have
friends who support you and keep you going.


If you ever wanted to try dancing but were too afraid – you shouldn’t be! It’s only a matter of finding
the right place and relaxing and letting the beat lead you. As a dancer, you can become a part of a
big community and reap all sorts of benefits, so don’t let age or excuses stop you from just having
fun and doing whatever the hell you want to do.

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