Not only is dancing a fun activity for recreation and self-expression, but it is also an affordable form of exercise with many physical, mental, and emotional health benefits. Here are just a few reasons why dancing is good for you.  

1. Improves cardiovascular health  

Similar to other cardio activities, the physical benefits of getting your groove on include reducing your resting heart rate, lowering your blood pressure and reducing the risk of many chronic diseases. 

2. Improves brain health  

Dancing can boost your memory and reduce the risk of developing dementia as you get older. Studies have also found that dancing can reverse volume loss in the part of the brain that controls memory.  

3. Improves flexibility, balance and strength  

Dancing can increase flexibility and reduce stiffness while improving coordination, balance and basic movement skills. 

4. Boosts mood and energy levels 

Studies have found that dancing can increase energy and serotonin levels. It can also bring about stress relief and improve your mood. 

5. Improves self-confidence and self-esteem  

The success and sense of achievement you feel as a result of dancing can improve your self-confidence, leading to a positive self-image and higher levels of self-esteem. 

Regardless of your skill level, put on your dancing shoes, queue your favourite song, and dance like no one is watching! Your body will thank you. 



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