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Dancing: Can It Really Make You Fit and Healthy?

Updated on November 1, 2014

Dancing can be an aerobic form of exercise or it can be done in social gatherings. You can find people dancing in gyms or in clubs and discos. Many people find it to be fun and enjoyable.


Many fitness aerobic instructors usually incorporate dancing style into their aerobic instructions. That is because they know the benefits of dancing. They also know that many people especially women enjoy this kind of activity. If you enjoy an activity, it is most likely that you’d want to do it regularly. Hence, dancing can be a wise choice for a regular workout.


It can be done in place of your regular aerobic routine. The benefits dancing can give is that it helps with weight loss. Like any aerobic routine, it increases your stamina and helps improve your heart and lungs. It helps keep your blood circulation at a healthy rate. It helps strengthen your bones and muscles. It helps with your balance and coordination. It also helps increase your overall flexibility, mobility, and even gracefulness. Unlike other aerobic routines, it does not overuse a single muscle or joint. When you go jogging or cycling for example, you are actually using the same muscles and joints in your entire practice. Whereas in dancing, with all the different moves you’ll have to move to, you are not overusing them. You use almost all muscles in your entire body.


There are many dance styles to choose from, from hip hop and Latin dancing, to more provocative dance styles like pole dancing and lap dancing, others prefer classical ballet and jazz dancing. Whichever dance style you choose, they can all give you a good workout.


Dancing can be modified to meet your workout needs. For beginners, a low impact dance routine is recommended. A low impact dance routine can also be done in place of walking or jogging. For more advanced exercisers, they can do moderate to high impact dance routines. Dancing is less boring than other types of workout. So, if you are looking for an interesting workout that you can do everyday without hurting your muscles and joints and a workout that will work your entire body, then consider dancing.


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      DabbleYou 4 years ago

      Thanks for coming by, Pandula77. I know, it is one thing that can change the minds of some people about working out, somehow. :)

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      pandula77 4 years ago from Norway

      Dancing is rapidly becoming a popular mode of keeping fit. Furthermore, it is one method that you can make people who don't like to workout sweat a little. Thanks for sharing.

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      DabbleYou 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for dropping by and for the thumbs up, anatomynotes. :)

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      Edmund Custers 4 years ago

      I don't do much jogging in the winter. That will be a good time to do more dancing. I like to dance but I was thinking something different like tap dance.

      Thanks for sharing this with us.

      Thumbs up!

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      DabbleYou 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for reading and for the nice comment. :)

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      Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living

      This is a great hub & I have to tell you that this is one of the best photographs that I've ever had the pleasure of seeing on the Hub Pages.

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      DabbleYou 4 years ago

      Hi Healthylife2, good luck looking for simple dancing classes. I agree, dancing is more fun if the steps are not complicated. Thanks for reading. :)

      Hi eHealer, nope, I don't think they'll call the men in white coats. I think they'll enjoy watching you. lol. Thanks for dropping by. :)

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Great hub, sometimes I just clear the furniture in the living room and dance. If anyone saw me they'd probably call the men in the white coats, but I love the exercise and it boosts my mood. Great article.

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      Healthy Life 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Great hub on the benefit of dancing. I wish my gym had classes that were dancing to music without the formal complicated steps like those in Zumba.