Salsa Dancing. What is it that makes it popular today? Why is it that people who salsa seems to be happier, in better shape and in a better mood compared to others? From these questions we see that there are two major roles dancing salsa plays in peoples lives: they are healthier and they have a great social life.
We all know, having heard or read somewhere, about the health benefits of dancing. Here are some of the more prominent ones to be considered:
Its a great cardio activity that is fun; its a lot easier to spend three hours dancing than it is to spend forty five minutes on the treadmill.
You burn 450 calories per hour while dancing. Isnt that amazing?
Your balance and posture improves.
You loose weight.
Your flexibility increases.
It helps develop better circulation.
You will have better coordination.
You gain long-lasting energy as your metabolism increases.
It helps you work through or reduce other major health problems (e.g., depression).
So if these reasons alone arent enough to understand why people pick up salsa dancing, lets analyze the social aspect of it. We all come from different walks of life; some better than others, but for the most part the one thing people mutually seek is the feeling of being important, of having a purpose and belonging somewhere (e.g., to a community or group of people with common interests or goals). That is where dancing comes in: the means to a better end, building confidence and a sense of self that will drastically improve your quality of life. So how does salsa dancing help fulfill this ultimate goal?
Here it goes: Salsa dancing...