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You don’t need to see a doctor; you only need to dance

You only need to dance to keep fit

Dancing the stress away. You only need to dance to keep fit

Inside the Beehive

The Japanese have a saying: Never do something if someone else can do it for you.   Of course the saying has some limitations. For instance nobody should play sex on your behalf. The same goes to dancing. These days, it’s a great way to keep your body and mind healthy.

When was the last time you went to a club like Silk, rx Ambience and others near your home or town? Are you still locked into that obsolete belief that dancing is for young people and those probably spoilt? Where is it written in the bible or Quran? It is high time you woke up and tapped some of the healthy benefits and fun associated with dancing. There is a secret that dancers have chosen to hide from you.

Numerous studies show that dancing can help you lose weight, stay flexible, reduce stress, make friends, and more. Dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and ‘proprioception’ held in the cerebellum. Through regular aerobic training that incorporates some type of dance at least once a week anyone can maximize his or her brain function.

Dancing can be a most enjoyable form of exercise. The benefits of dancing are like no other. It can help you lose weight, strengthen and tone your body, increase stamina and flexibility, improve balance and posture, and produce confidence among other things. Although dancing may appeal mostly to women, in the last number of years the most popular forms of dance have included males just as much as females.

Specific dances also have certain benefits for your body. For example, belly dancing helps prevent lower back problems; ballroom dancing helps keep the heart in shape; and salsa dancing helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol. All forms of dance however are known to lower your risk of heart disease, help with weight loss, and strengthen the bones and muscles in your legs and hips.

If you know of a place where dancing classes are held better go there and join those who have already discovered the secret. Remember dancing is not for a particular age group, we all need it.

senkumbai@yahoo.com

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