Shortly after the guilt of a gluttonous December sets in, we’re all ready to hit the “restart” button on our health. However. did you know that an estimated 80 percent of the New Year’s resolutions crowd drops their gym membership by the second week of February?* That’s why more and more people are getting their fitness fix on the ballroom dance floor!
The new year tends to bring the common goal of weight loss and exercise or trying something new. As you may know, ballroom dancing can help to achieve all three of these goals!
- Studies show that dancing continuously for 30 minutes has the same impact on weight loss as walking, swimming, or cycling (Mayo Clinic).
- A weekly dance program improves physical performance and increases energy levels among adults (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition).
- Consistent social dance exercise leads to a slower heart rate, lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels (Mayo Clinic).
- Even if you’ve got two left feet, you’ll want them to remain strong! Dancing boosts bone density, along with muscle strength and coordination!
Are you ready for a fun, new alternative to get in shape in 2019? Beginner ballroom dance lessons are available now! Contact us now to learn why it’s better in the ballroom!
*International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association