Ballroom Dancing and Cardiovascular Health

Ballroom dancing is a physical activity for all people, regardless of gender, race and age. And for old age, then, it's a key practice for health! This is because it improves the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, increases blood flow, activates the lymphatic system and also aids in the body's defenses. Why not try it?

This modality of physical activity was valued by several studies of cardiovascular and geriatric prevention, especially for people over 80 years. Younger dancers also benefit from this practice, but for those of a later age the gain is even more valuable. A lively ballroom dance protects and strengthens your body overall, decreasing osteoporosis, fortifying your muscles and leaving you fit for a day-to-day life with less physical fatigue.

Ballroom dancing and the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system

Of course, zero risk of heart disease is not expected for practitioners, but research done proves the effectiveness of ballroom dancing for cardiovascular health. Dr. In Cardiology of FMUSP Nabil Ghorayeb states that half an hour followed by ballroom dancing, in not too fast to fastest rhythms, amounts to a calorie expenditure of 3.5 to 10 kcal / min for people over 60 years. That equals a regular 60-minute run!

According to him, dancing three times a week after 12 weeks can bring tremendous benefits to health and longevity: better control of blood pressure, diabetes, blood fats and a clear increase in good cholesterol, HDL. In addition, the lungs pick up oxygen better because of the change in their breathing.

Unlike other physical exercises, ballroom dancing has no gender and age prescriptions for practitioners. Children, young people, adults and the elderly are always welcome on the track. To start practicing, just a good footwear and disposition. All dance steps can be adapted to the physical limitations of each person making the dance practice a pleasure and a lot of fun!

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 01:11 PM