If you secretly sashay across your living room when you're home alone or long to cha-cha with your significant other, you're in luck. Not only is dancing an exceptional way to let loose and have fun, but it also provides some terrific benefits for your health.

In fact, Mayo Clinic researchers reported that social dancing helps to:


  • Reduce stress
  • Increase energy
  • Improve strength
  • Increase muscle tone and coordination

And whether you like to kick up your heals to hip-hop, classical or
country, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) says that
dancing can:


  • Lower your risk of coronary heart disease
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Help you manage your weight
  • Strengthen the bones of your legs and hips

Dancing is a unique form of exercise because it provides the
heart-healthy benefits of an aerobic exercise while also allowing you to
engage in a social activity.


Reprinted with Permission from the "Be Safe, Live Long & Prosper" e-newsletter.

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