A lot of people find running boring–in fact, I’m one of them (don’t kill me! :P).
There’s nothing I can do, I guess–that’s just how I feel. Luckily for people like me who need to keep things interesting, there are lots of other things you can do to keep fit. One of them is dancing–one of my personal favorites! There are so many different kinds of dance to choose from based on your temperament, the kind of music you like, etc. But whatever dancing style you decide on, you can be sure that it has tons of health benefits! I’m going to put a list of the most important ones below.
1. Dancing helps to relieve stress
Because dance is full of emotion, it can help you get all that bad energy out of your system by expressing yourself. Most people think mostly of dances like the tango as being emotional and expressive, but the truth is that all of them are. Plus, dancing causes your body to release endorphins, which lightens your mood and decreases the risk of depression. Another thing that’s become pretty popular over the last years (even with women who aren’t strippers) is pole-dancing–and we all know that there’s nothing that will make you feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin than feeling sexy!
2. Dancing burns A LOT of calories
How could it not? Dancing is all about moving your body every which way. Dancing burns between 250 to 400 extra calories for every 30-minute session–of course, this depends how vigorously you dance, but that’s still more than you’d burn riding a bike. Burn calories and have lots of fun doing it!
3. Dancing is great for you coordination!
Dancing to a lot of different kinds of music will help improve your coordination and balance, because dancing forces the body and brain to be tightly coordinated. You think only Beyoncé can dance? Think again! Sure, she’s a phenomenal dancer, but that’s mostly the result of years and years of practice. Start dancing and you’ll learn to move with grace and poise, and I’m pretty sure you’ll be astonished at the results that you can achieve after several months!