Put on Your Dancing Shoes

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Put on Your Dancing Shoes

Strengthen your core, build stronger bones and boost your mental power by shaking what your mama gave you!

No question about it: Dancing can be a workout. We’ve all seen celebs like Kirstie Alley, Amber Riley and others break a sweat and drop pounds like a year-old cell phone while competing on “Dancing With the Stars.”

But just how much of a workout is shimmying across your living room floor? It turns out dancing is plenty of exercise, if you get your heart pumping to a thumping beat for at least 30 minutes (think: five of your favorite jams in a row). It’s also a weight-bearing activity, which builds bones, and will strengthen your upper and lower body, as well as your core. One study even found that ballroom dancing can sharpen your mind.

If you’re in New Jersey, you can dance the night away this Friday, February 28, from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., at “A Night of Dance,” sponsored by the Bergen County New Jersey Chapter of The Links Inc. in partnership with the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

BHM Edit Staff