It is well known that dancing is one of the best ways to have fun and relieve stress. But that is not all, do you know about all the significant benefits for your health that dancing offers?

According to studies from the Mayo Clinic, social dancing can help to:

• Reduce stress
• Give you energy
• Strengthen your body
• Improve muscle tone and coordination
• Reduce the risk of heart disease
• Lower blood pressure
• Help to control your weight
• Strengthen leg and hip bones

It is not just good for your health, it also helps you to overcome personal and social inhibitions:
• Increase your self-esteem
• Help you to meet more people and make friends
• The best way to socialize with your partner
• Help you to express emotions and feelings
• One of the best ways to forget about your problems
• A great way to burn calories

How many calories can you burn dancing?

Here is a list of the most popular types of dancing. It is based on an hour of dancing for a person who weighs approximately 150 pounds
• Swing: 235 cal/hr
• Ballroom: 265 cal/hr
• Ballet: 300 cal/hr
• Belly-Dance: 380 cal/hr
• Salsa: 420 +
• Aerobics: 540 +

Specific benefits of dancing salsa
• Gives you/increases your stamina
• Helps you to lose weight
• Relieves stress
• Helps your body to eliminate toxins (sweat)
• Can help lower blood pressure
• Can result in lower heart rate over time

So now you know, if you like dancing salsa, just how good it is for you. If you haven’t learnt to dance yet, I invite you to join us and receive all the benefits that a night of salsa can offer.

See you soon on the dance floor

Joel Dominguez