Belly dancing is an aerobic workout offered in many gyms and health clubs across the nation. In addition to being more fun than elliptical trainers, it strengthens core muscles most people don’t exercise in a regular trip to the gym.
Any kind of dancing is a good aerobic workout. It promotes general fitness, conditions the heart and respiratory system, stimulates the immune system and increases stamina.
It also tones the nervous system, reduces stress, develops balance and coordination, increases oxygen flow throughout the body and imparts a sense of well-being and empowerment.
Just compare the expression on the face of a jogger to the expression on the faces of a couple doing the swing—dancing is fun!
SOURCE: Dr Andrew Weil’s Tip of the Day, August 18, 2013