How Dancing is Good for Your Physical Health

Debbie Cook loves dancing, not only for the social aspect, but also for the many health benefits it provides both physically and mentally.
Debbie Cook Dancing

Dancing is the one thing that has been around since the beginning of time, standing as a common centerpiece for many cultures throughout history. Nowadays, dancing has evolved into many different forms allowing something for everyone to join in on the fun. Whether you are in to country dancing, ballroom, hip hop, salsa dancing, freestyle or a variety of other styles, you are reaping many benefits for both your physical health as well as your mental and emotional health. Dancing has even become a normal exercise routine in the gym with classes like Zumba, making exercise more enjoyable.

You too can use a dancing to improve your health. As an instructor and dancer herself for many years, Debbie Cook has listed some of the best physical health benefits one can achieve through dance.

Muscle Strength.

This is one of the reasons why you will need to dance more often. Just like working out the more you use a muscle the stronger it will become. For example twerking, though unconventional, will increase the muscle strength in your thighs. The more you work muscle the stronger it becomes.


You do not have to go full out ballerina mode to get balance from dancing. Most of the regular dance moves will force your body t have more balance. The body has something known as muscle memory and the more you practice certain moves the more balance it will give you. This balance is not lost on the dance floor alone but will be carried out into your daily routine. You will find it easier to do daily chores after a few dance sessions.


Our bodies were not made to be agile and that is why long periods of inactivity can lead to muscles cramps. Flexibility is therefore important when it comes to health. As a dancer you will need to make several bending and stretching moves therefore the muscles will flex more. This will eventually make the entire body more flexible. Ballet and modern dance are some of the dances that can help you improve flexibility.


One thing that dance can help with is endurance. Vigorous dancing is like physical exercise. You will increase your endurance levels by dancing more. Endurance is the ability of your muscles to work for extended periods without fatigue. It is therefore going to make it easier on you when you do other strenuous chores like fixing the fence or scrubbing those pots on the sink. Endurance can also increase the heart rate and eventually stamina.

Give one a sense of well-being.

Most of the time you will find yourself dancing in a group or among your family and friends. This will eventually build new social circle of friends. You will therefore have a heightened level of self-esteem and inspiration. It will also help to reduce anxiety and cool down the body. If you are having trouble sleeping then a good dance workout should have you knocked out by night time.

Weight loss.

The one thing you will notice with continuous dancing just like exercise will cause some weight loss. Dance moves that incorporate a lot of cardio will bring you so much joy when you look in the mirror. Though dancing is not a diet and will not help lose all the weight it wills shed off the excess pounds.

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