It’s no secret that moderate exercise, and sensible eating habits, are the key to remaining trim and fit. However, the thought of spending thirty minutes on a treadmill, or jogging around the block five times is out of the question for many of us. Dancing provides excellent toning and cardiovascular exercise without really realizing it! Dancing works like a stress and tension reducer. For people on a hectic schedule (and who isn’t) it can become a passion that helps you improve your attitude and increase your confidence in both social and business situations.
That’s what makes dance the ideal exercise! After all, dancing is a mild aerobic workout, minus the boring part! When you take dance lessons, you make exercise a fun and enjoyable social event, every night of the week. Your dance ‘work out’ takes place with good music, a nice setting, and everyone’s in a good mood. It’s so fun you forget it’s even exercise!
‘Ballroom dance is a rigorous activity that uses the larger muscle groups, and is usually done over the course of an hour, or an entire evening,’ said George B. Theiss, President of Arthur Murray International. ‘It’s most frequently compared to ice dancing, and no one would question the athletic ability of an ice skater. Since we work without gliding across ice, it’s possible that a competitive ballroom dancer might even be in better shape than a figure skater.
Many people turn to ballroom dance when more traditional exercise programs fall by the wayside, either because of injuries or sheer boredom. Ballroom dance is a low impact activity. This makes it accessible to people of at any age or fitness level. With less emphasis on ‘going for the burn’ and more on having fun; the weight loss, improved circulation and aerobic conditioning emerges as a wonderful side effect. The Arthur Murray Dance Studio near you is only a phone call away… put some fitness in your life and call now!