It can be difficult to get up and exercising during the chilly winter months, but it does not have to be. Dance is a fun way to get moving without feeling like you are working out at all. Dancing has proven to have many positive benefits for both physical and mental health. So, don’t allow the cold to slow you down this winter, instead stay moving with dance workout classes with the experts at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
What are the Health Benefits of Dancing in the Winter?
Winter is a time for holiday celebrations, fun in the snow, and staying cozy and warm. But winter is also a time when many health conditions are known to arise or worsen. Reports have found that during the cold season there are increased risks of having asthma attacks, gaining weight, becoming depressed or physically sick, and having heart attacks. Yet, dancing for exercise throughout the winter months has been shown to have great health benefits such as:
- Improved cardiovascular health, including lower blood pressure and cholesterol
- Relief from symptoms of depression and stress
- Prevention of Alzheimer’s
- Weight loss, increased flexibility, and good posture
- Maintenance of muscle tone and bone density
These are only a handful of the positive effects that dancing can have on both your body and mind. Also, benefits such as feeling more confident, poised, and emotionally well have been associated with those who dance consistently. But, it is always best to see and feel the changes for yourself, and the Arthur Murray Dance Studio is the perfect place to do just that.
How to Prepare for Dancing in the Winter?
Although dancing occurs in a studio, it is important to prepare yourself for dancing during the cold winter months. Here are a few tips to get winter dance ready:
- Start your sessions with proper warm-ups and end with a cool-down
- Dress in necessary layers
- Stay hydrated and eat well
These tips will keep you feeling ready to dance at any time of the year, but they are especially important during the winter months.
Let’s Get Dancing!
Winter can be a season filled with joyous celebrations and cozy days indoors, but it can also be a time for increased health concerns. Choose to stay healthy this winter and every season with help from the dance trainers at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. Check out our new student offer and register for your first class on our website. You can also stop by either of our two convenient locations, one in Montclair and one in Princeton, to sign up for dance workout classes. We can’t wait to see you out on the floor.