Who doesn’t love the idea of hiding away at home, listening to your favourite tunes, just letting it go and dancing without any worries?
Dancing is a form of cardio exercise, which means that it raises the heart rate and gets the body moving. If you want to discover the benefits of dancing, even for a short time, keep reading – below Marie Bajo, Co-founder of M&S Fitness shares 5 ways how dancing at home can Invigorate you.
1. Dancing for fun and fitness
Turn up the volume of your favourite songs and start moving. Dance to your heart’s content and get your body moving to the beat. It doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself a great dancer or not. Listening to songs you love and dancing to them makes you feel good, and that’s what dancing is about – having a good time! Very soon, you’ll work up a sweat and begin to burn calories.
Dancing is a great way for people of all ages, shapes and sizes to have fun and stay fit. It offers a wide range of physical and mental benefits including:
- Improved condition of your heart and lungs
- Increased muscular strength, endurance and fitness
- Increased aerobic fitness
- Improved muscle tone and strength
- Helps with weight management
2. Improve your mood and beat depression
Studies have found that dancing can improve your mood by positively affect the hormones in your brain. Dance routines have a series of slow, low-impact dance movements if you can follow along with the moves, although any kind of dancing or movement will be beneficial.
Dancing also good for your mind. Doing this exercise regularly has been shown to reduce depression, anxiety, and stress whilst boosting self-esteem, body image, coping ability, and an overall sense of well-being, with the benefits lasting over time. In one study, it even helped control “emotional eating” in obese women who turn to food as a response to stress.
3. Dancing for a healthy heart and weight control
Dancing gets your heart rate up, making it a great form of aerobic exercise, which is good for your heart in general. According to many studies, dancing improved heart and blood vessel function and overall quality of life as much as a moderate aerobic exercise program did.
4. Reducing boredom
Music is an integral part of dancing, and the two together make a perfect combination that will lift your energy and help you overcome boredom. Choose your favourite music to make it more interesting, pick up the rhythm, and start moving however you like. You don’t need to be a perfect dancer to enjoy the benefits of this fantastic way of spending your time for your own joy.
5. Dancing has no age limit and no specialist equipment needed
Dancing provides a great cardiovascular workout that can be done anywhere without the hassle of going to a gym or buying expensive equipment. You don’t need any workout tools, you don’t need any weights or machines. All you need is yourself.
Dancing is for everybody, from childhood to senior age. Anybody can do it, there is no age limit. Feel the fun, feel the joy, and feel the rhythm.
You can dance at home on your own, which helps give us the “ME” time we all need to help recharge our energy levels and our sense of self, but you can also share the joy of music and movement with your friends and family to help spread and encourage a happy, healthy lifestyle.
If you dance at least 3-4 times a week, while following a good nutritional diet plan, you will begin to feel and see results to your body and your mood within three months.