50 Ways to Stay Well #13 – Dancing

When is the last time you busted a move? Most of us loved dancing as children, but as we got older (and more self-conscious) many of us lost the joy of dancing. But dancing has so much to offer to your personal wellness!

Dancing can be a way to stay fit for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. It has a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:

  • improved condition of your heart and lungs
  • increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  • stronger bones and reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • better coordination, agility and flexibility
  • improved mental functioning

Your challenge this week is to hit the floor! Take your spouse out dancing, sign up for a class with Sport & Rec, or close the door and jam out!

RESOURCES

U of L Sports & Rec

CASA Adult Classes

Swing Bridge Dance Club

ARTICLES

The Hidden Health Benefits of Dance (TIME magazine)

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain? (Psychology Today)

5 reasons why couples should take ballroom dance lessons (Arthur Murray)

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