These days, exercises come in many forms and discipline. Before, the idea of a full body workout means going to the gym, running on the treadmill and lifting weights. But now, there are many leisure activities that can also be a form of exercise. The art of dance, for instance, produces as much benefit as jogging or running, making it a dance sport.
Ballet and ballet barre-inspired exercises, in particular, offers a lot of advantages for the body. Ballet exercises are always performed in a group setting so interaction with other dancers also gives social benefits.
Here are the advantages when you twirl around the dance floor – through dance or ballet.
Better posture. Ballet requires good alignment and posture. Maintaining a good posture is beneficial because it creates strong back and spinal bones. Dancing also requires warm-up exercises and regular routines to keep the body flexible.
Sculpts and tones your body, develops the core muscles. Dancers have toned bodies and the movements in ballet can help tone muscles, especially the abdominal and core muscles. A strong core is a must for ballet dancers to help them during lifting and jumping routines.
Develops body awareness, coordination and poise. You move your entire body when dancing. The coordinated movements can help you become more aware of your grace and poise. Any sport or activity that makes you use your legs or feet helps with your balance and coordination as you engage your core muscles. The more you work on your ballet steps, the more your balance and coordination is improved.
Relieves stress. Listening to music can help ease your stress and worries. Couple that with your moves on the dance floor and see your stress slowly melt away. Dancing can help rejuvenate both the mind and body. Try dancing with an audience to develop your confidence.
Dance improves the cardiovascular. Stronger hearts and lungs are just some of the benefits of dancing.