June Work/Life Line: The Benefits of Dancing
Contributed by Katie Sack
Are you getting bored with the same exercise routine? Getting a good workout in doesn’t always have to mean sweating it out on the treadmill or lifting weights. Dancing is an often overlooked but highly effective way to work out and stay in shape.
Besides its being fun and something to do with a friend, dancing has a lot of health benefits, as well:
- Strengthens bones and muscles with minimal impact on your joints
- Tones your entire body and increases flexibility
- Improves posture and balance, helping to reduce the risk of falling
- Like any cardio exercise, reduces risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease
- Dancing has many mental health benefits as well, such as reducing stress and depression
For more information about the many benefits of dancing, visit these websites:
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Want to try out dancing and see the benefits for yourself? Come to our Work/Life Esteemed Staff Series workshop, Partner Dance 101 for Everyone, to learn a few basics! Come by yourself or bring a friend for double the fun!
- June 17th, 12:00pm-1:00pm – Fitness Center Aerobics Room: Take a break from work to have some fun – learn 3 simple ways to enjoy yourself on any dance floor! Whether you have 2 left feet, have never danced a step, or have some years of dance experience under your belt, you will learn something from this hour of conversation in action. This workshop will be taught by Virgilio Pinto, an instructor who has taught several partner dances and values sharing simple ways to learn the dance. If there are any particular songs that you would like to learn to dance to, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org before the workshop and he will try to incorporate it into the session. Come dressed to move around and be sure that you are comfortable in what is on your feet! RSVPs are appreciated to email@example.com or 274-8000.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 274-8000. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.