Top 10 Health Benefits of Ballroom Dancing

Which would you rather do?  Spend an excruciating hour at your local fitness club or dancing away a sizzling hour of salsa and swing?  If you’re like most people the latter of the two is much more appealing and in fact may even be the healthier choice.
Dancing provides individuals with the ability to burn more calories than any other form of exercise (between 200 and 500 per hour), with the exception of running.  Beyond the caloric burn however, ballroom dancing offers up a virtual cornucopia of health benefits.  Here’s our top 10:
1.       Reduced stress and tension
2.       Increased energy and improved health
3.       Increased muscle tone and coordination
4.       Lowered risk of heart disease
5.       Decreased blood pressure and cholesterol
6.       Weight management
7.       Improved posture
8.       Increased stamina and flexibility
9.       Diminished risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s
10.   Improved bone mass which can help prevent osteoporosis
According to Linda Gilberg, CEO of Stardust Dance Productions, located in Woodbourne, NY, “Dancing enriches your life in so many ways. It is not just about the steps and music, it’s a perfect combination of physical activity, social interaction, mental stimulation and FUN!”
Stardust Dance Productions offers four programs per year (April, June, September & November) just 90-miles from Midtown Manhattan and Albany at Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa.
With over 50 dance workshops to choose from individuals looking for the ultimate dance experience while improving their overall health are sure to put their best foot forward.  From Salsa to Swing, Bolero to Belly Dancing, a stellar dance experience awaits – where you really “could have danced all night and probably will. 
For more information on Stardust Dance Productions and their upcoming programs at Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa visit http://www.stardustdance.com/latest_weekend.html
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