“Let’s dance!” ― David Bowie
Want to have fun and still get some cardio? We recommend a little boogie-woogie. This Monday, dance to improve your mood, your heart, and your life!
No matter what kind of dance you do – swing, waltz, tap, modern – when you dance, you move your arms and legs and strengthen your core. This adds up to great cardio, which means weight management, a stronger heart and lungs, and reduced stress.
But let’s not forget this incredible list of other benefits: Increased muscular strength, endurance, and motor fitness. Better agility, coordination, balance, and flexibility. And maybe the most important, a better mood! Some therapists even prescribe dance to work with shyness, anxiety, and social issues.
You can put on some music at home or sign up for a class to learn the basic steps of any style of dance you like from the cha-cha to the bunny hop. It’s only a matter of wearing comfortable clothes, good and sturdy shoes, and gettin’ a move on!
So, this Monday grab your partner by the hand and do the macarena! Move it Monday is an international campaign committed to encouraging people of all fitness levels to get moving on Mondays. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! We’d love to hear how dance provides a workout you can look forward to week after week.