Yes. Dance, even a “gym workout,” can add a healthy aspect to your daily routine. In fact, dancing increases your heart rate and oxygen uptake. Dancers work hard and keep their eyes open. They are not sedentary, and can increase activity levels without putting stress on the body.
And as to how much dancing can improve your health? While an increased blood oxygen level also affects your body’s ability to metabolize and digest food, it’s important not to judge people solely based on how much they sing. “In general, people should be free to engage in activities without harming themselves,” said Dr. Peter Larkin, assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic.
He adds that your dancing ability isn’t limited to just singing. “One of the most important ways to do yoga or pilates are with the partner who is dancing,” Larkin said.
Is it dangerous?
Dancing doesn’t pose any danger to you or anyone else, as long as you do it in a safe, controlled, and non-stupid manner, according to Dr. Michael M. O’Keefe, co-founder of DANCE-ON, a company devoted to improving health and well-being, and the author of “Dance Health.”
O’Keefe also warns against reckless behavior such as falling, and any type of dangerous or abusive behavior, such as being drunk or driving. (And for your safety, make sure you use good judgment, whether dancing or not.) And people with any kind of injury, such as a fracture, can make a difficult recovery.
O’Keefe suggests that if you’re a dancer and you feel dizzy or faint, stop the activity immediately. If it gets really out of hand, or if you feel you need to stop because you’re going to go to the hospital, call 911.
So, where can you learn to dance?
While the best place to start would be to see a licensed dancers instructor, many dance studios already offer classes on a regular basis or host class groups on a regular basis.
Another great option is to find a yoga class. One of the advantages of being in the room with other dancers is that yoga doesn’t have to be done on your knees and it isn’t very physical on the body. You can also find yoga class groups that offer classes on a regular basis or host yoga-based classes.
What are the benefits from dancing? It sounds like there are health