Dancing for Bone Strengthening
Medically proven, it is imperative that we exercise our body in order to strengthen not just the muscles, but also our bone. People who are lazy tend to have weaker bones. Exercising could be boring for some.
So why not make it fun?
Dancing is a form of exercise that elates our minds, especially when performing it with upbeat music. It is very common nowadays to dance to be healthy.
How does dancing help us?
Exercise — particularly strength-training and weight-bearing activities — is an effective preventive measure for osteoporosis. Dance is a form of weight-bearing activity because your legs must support the entire weight of your body. The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that high-impact exercises, such as dance, not only keep bones strong but help build bone mass.
Certain dance steps, especially those that get you moving from side to side, improve the strength of your tibia, femur and other leg bones—which bear the majority of your body's weight. By building up your bone mass, you can ward off or slow down the progression of osteoporosis.
Physical activities like dance strengthen bones by causing small amounts of damage. Osteoclasts, a type of bone cell, rush to the area of stress and absorb the damaged portions of the bone. Another type of cell, the osteoblasts, then build new bone in the area. This new bone is stronger than the previously existing bone.
Research shows dancing can improve your mental health by boosting your overall happiness. Dancing is a great cardio workout. Like any good, low-impact cardio workout, dancing can improve cardiovascular health, increase stamina, strengthen bones and muscles and stave off illnesses.