THE GOODNESS OF LINEDANCING
Quoted from UK’s Linedancer Magazine, September 2006 Issue,
"Line Dancing improves stamina, muscle tone and coordination,
is a great stress buster and energy booster”.
Good for posture, strength, mobility in the lower back, and toning calves and thighs. The British Heart Association says it is very beneficial to health and is recommended by doctors, invigorates all the major organs from the brain right down to the toes. Line dancers can cover around five miles of ground in one hour of linedancing.
Line dancing is more than simply getting some exercise. While many may start out with the intention of taking a session of classes for a few weeks, many more find themselves becoming addicted to line dancing because they love the music, the confidence that grows from mastering a dance, the friendships that start to form and more.
Dancing is a unique form of exercise because it provides the heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise while also allowing you to engage in a social activity.
Our brain constantly rewires its neural pathways, as needed. If it doesn’t need to, then it won’t. Why is dancing better than other activities for improving mental capabilities? We increase our mental capacity by exercising our cognitive processes. Intelligence: Use it or lose it. The essence of intelligence is making decisions. And the concluding advice, when it comes to improving your mental acuity, is to involve yourself in activities which require split-second rapid-fire decision making, as opposed to rote memory or just working on your physical style. One way to do that is to learn something new. Take a class to challenge your mind. It will stimulate the connectivity of your brain by generating the need for new pathways. Difficult and even frustrating classes are better for you, as they will create a greater need for new neural pathways.
Medical researchers reported that dancing helps to:
Condition the body
Increase muscle tone and coordination
Decrease blood pressure
Keeps you mentally fit
Help you manage your weight
Strengthen bones of your legs and hips
Helps keep the heart in shape
Builds and increases
Physical benefits aside, dancing has a way of brightening up a person’s day by helping you develop strong social ties.