Unknown to all lot of people, dancing, an art of the movement of the various body parts usually to music, actually has health benefits.
Dancing, especially in Nigeria where we keep coming up with crazy dance steps, is often regarded as a fun past time, some thing you do at parties, to gain popularity, win competitions and so on, however, there is more to this seemly inconsequential hobby/talent.
This fun physical activity has the following health benefits:
Weight Loss- Dancing is a fun form of aerobic exercise, and we all know aerobic exercises like spinning, running, swimming,walking, kickboxing amongst others, is great for weight loss.
Toned Muscles- Ever wondered why professional dancers like Kaffy have well toned and proportional bodies? The answer is that dancing, which requires rapid rhythmic muscle movement, helps develop extra strength, flatten the belly and tones up the muscles of the legs, thigh and buttocks.
Healthy Bones and Joint- Dancing keeps the joints lubricated in order to prevent arthritis.
Improves the Blood- Dancing is great for diabetic patients because it aids in blood sugar control. Also, researchers have found that dancing aids in lipid control, which raises our HDL (good cholesterol), and lowers our LDL (bad cholesterol).
Improves Mental Health- We can improve our memories by dancing because it requires having to remember steps, routines and dance patterns. Dancing, a great form of mental exercise, also helps keeping our minds young, quick, alert and open.
Entertain yourself with the following dance videos of Kaffy, the Dance Queen.