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Stay Young And Healthy With Dancing

Updated on April 22, 2009
Dancing at the party
Dancing at the party

Dancing is not just fun but also help to reduce the pain for serious diseases like Osteoporosis, Alzheimer, and even Cancer. Besides that, dancing is helping you to stay young and healthy.
In principle, human beings are always moving regularly and rhythmic. So, dancing or moving is a natural needs of human beings because in dancing you have to move regularly and rhythmic. Well, many of you are dancing in parties, concerts, and celebration days. Like in my country Indonesia, people are dancing (traditional dances) for honoring special guest and in Hawaii there is a traditional dance for a special occasions.

Anyone Can Dance Waltz

The Benefits of Dancing

Dancing has a strong social function. Dancing make people mingle with each other, men and women from different ages, from different social background may enjoy the same rejoice together.

Dancing increase the stamina. Many people do not feel tired even have been dancing for hours.Dancing makes your body healthy, not easily get sick, and a great fat burner. When you are dancing, you are relaxing, laughing, breathing, activating all the brain function, and moving all your body system. Those will stimulate the endorphine that cause the happy mood and control the pain feeling.

Dancing reduce the stress, As a sport dancing is also fun because there are many kinestetics moves that make your body fresh and balance. Make all your senses alert and make your mind more focus. When you are moving and dancing you take oxygen more. When you breath in more oxygen, your brain will get more fuel it will increase your mental function health. Dancing makes your brain, hands, and feet move in balance and it is so good to prevent a serious disease like Alzheimer.

Types of Dancing
Generally there are two types of dancing
1. Modern Ballroom
like Waltz, Tango, Blues, Quick Step, and Slow Foxtrot
2. Latin American Dancing
like Rumba, Falcaca, Samba, Paso Doble, and Jive

Types of Dancing

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Waltz DanceTango DanceBlues DanceSlow Foxtrot DanceRumba DanceSamba DancePaso Doble DanceJive DanceSalsa Dance
Waltz Dance
Waltz Dance
Tango Dance
Tango Dance
Blues Dance
Blues Dance
Slow Foxtrot Dance
Slow Foxtrot Dance
Rumba Dance
Rumba Dance
Samba Dance
Samba Dance
Paso Doble Dance
Paso Doble Dance
Jive Dance
Jive Dance
Salsa Dance
Salsa Dance

Dancing as a Healing Therapy

Dancing is a direct expression from your body and mind therefore is very strong for a healing therapy. Dance or Movement Therapy is a creative art therapy that combine moves and dances as a cure means (for emotional and psychological healing ). While dancing, a person with psychological disturbance may release his or her feelings, like happy, dissapointed, sad, sick, and etc that will help his or her healing faster.

Dancing as a therapy has many benefits :
Increase self-concept
Increase self-esteem
Increase the concentration and attention
Reduce depression, fear, and anxiety
Express the anger
Reduce loneliness
Increase the ability to communicate and solidarity
Reduce stress
Reduce the desire for suicide
Increase the healthy and fresh feeling
Increase healing ability
and Make you feel younger.

What are you waiting for let's start dancing and have fun :)


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    • febriedethan profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Indonesia

      Ha..ha..ha..great idea sir.

    • Bbudoyono profile image


      9 years ago

      Why don't you introduce Indonesian dangdut dance?

    • febriedethan profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Indonesia

      Thank's for your comment shibashake, yeah..latin dances are great and you're right find a good dancing buddy is hard but Latino men usually have great capability in dancing, I think :)

    • shibashake profile image


      9 years ago

      Yes, dancing can be a lot of fun. I prefer the Latin dances - salsa especially. The only problem is that it can be difficult to find a good dancing buddy :) Many men go to dance clubs to pick up women rather than to dance.


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