Just Dance

Smiling people doing power fitness exercise at yoga classDancing is an excellent source of physical activity and provides many health benefits. Some of these benefits include the following:

  • better heart health
  • stronger muscles
  • better balance and coordination
  • stronger bones
  • reduced stress
  • more energy

The amount of calories burned depends on the type of dance. Ballroom dancing, for example, is a form of moderate exercise that burns about 260 calories an hour. On the other hand, Zumba is a form of aerobic exercise that can burn up to 500 calories an hour.

To get started, find classes at your local health club, community center, or dance school. If you don’t have a partner, many classes will find you a partner. Dance DVDs are available for use at home by purchasing them or renting them from your local library. Your local cable provider may provide channels as well. Or better yet, turn up the music at home and dance it out.


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