Dancing really means participating in tons of different ways of moving your body in a rhythmic way. Different types of dances give you a different workout depending on the intensity. The type of workout that you get depends on how hard your heart is working. The higher your heart rate the better the workout.

Dance is literally a type of fitness with one of the most popular new cardio dance workouts being Zumba. Working out and getting fit has come a very long way. According to BetterHealth dancing is a way to improve your muscle tone, strength, endurance, and fitness.

Not only does dancing benefit you physically, it sharpens your mind, is a major stress reliever, and can even chase away some diseases. According to AARP dancing can help people with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis, depression and in some cases help those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The benefits are nearly endless. Along with what has already been mentioned dancing can help you meet new friends, keep your brain working by learning new things, help reduce depression, give you more confidence, improve your heart, help with posture and balance, and so much more. Dancing can be a much more enjoyable way for adults to get their 150 minutes per week of exercise recommended by the office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

It’s important to remember to talk to your doctor before starting any new exercise program, including dancing.