Dance for the Health of it!

The following was reprinted from January 1994 Mayo Clinic Health Letter


Jazz up your fitness routine with a regular dose of dancing!

Evelyn resolved that in 1994 she’d exercise regularly. But it’s only the beginning of the new year and she’s already bored with her new stationary bike. The rowing machine and treadmill at the YMCA hold little appeal. When a friend coaxed her to go along for an evening of free dance lessons, she realized exercise doesn’t have to be a chore.

It’s true. Whether you’re swirling across the dance floor to a Strauss Waltz or doing do-si-dos to the commands of a square dance caller, you’re getting exercise - and probably having fun too.

Dancing pairs you up with more than a partner. From burning calories to socializing with friends, dancing offers these health benefits:

Tomorrow night when you consider settling down for a little television, turn on the music instead. After a few spins around the living room, you’ll have so much fun you may forget you’re exercising.

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 1996