The Benefits of Salsa Dancing

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The Benefits of Salsa dancing

You may be considering taking up salsa dancing for the first time, need some extra persuasion? Below we outline some of the fantastic benefits of salsa dancing

Physical benefits

  • Burns lots of calories – approximately 500 per hour , so is great for weight loss/weight management
  • Improves lung capacity and overall cardiovascular system health due to its aerobic nature
  • Strengthens muscles and joints and some evidence suggests it can aid in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
  • Improves general flexibility, agility and coordination

Emotional / Social  Benefits

  • Boosts confidence and self esteem
  • You will gain a new circle of friends
  • Keeps you mentally active – one study suggests that dancing can reduce the risk of developing alzhiemers disease and dementia
  • Like other forms of physical exercise, salsa dancing is also a great way to relieve stress, it can ease depression and dispel loneliness.