Dancing toward fitness

  • by: Cox Newspapers
  • Updated: November 30, 2012 - 12:51 PM

Whether it's ballet or ballroom, dancing is a great way to get in shape. Along with keeping muscles toned, dancing burns body fat, stresses balance and, because it is a weight-bearing exercise, strengthens bones, according to the AARP. Bones adapt to a weight load and the pull of muscles by building more bone cells, increasing strength and density and decreasing the risk of fractures, osteopenia and osteoporosis.

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