Reasons Why You Should Be Dancing For Heart Health

It’s cultural.

Whether you are learning a new dance for Tik Tok or exploring the world through rhythmic movement, you can learn a lot about a cultures past and present, near and far through dancing for heart health.

You can be in a wheelchair.


It’s indoors.

We are all for dancing in the rain and dancing in the street, but during the winter months when baby, it’s cold outside, we are content to just be dancing for heart health in the living room.

It’s at home.

The best part is you don’t need to purchase a membership to a gym or fancy dance studio to get a groove on. “Club Living Room” and “Club Kitchen” are going up on every day of the week.

It doesn’t require a lot of space.

Go big or go small with your movements. Get creative and work with your surroundings.

There is minimal jumping.

Or maximal jumping. Make it your own.

It’s family inclusive.

It’s hard finding the time to fit in physical activity while balancing family responsibilities at home. Put on some of the kids’ favorite songs and introduce them to some of your favorite music to get everyone grooving.

It’s for young and old.


It brings people together.

Dance has been used for eons as a societal ritual to bring people together.

It’s emotionally healing.

Slow languid movements to a sad song? Or fast happy dance moves? Either way, you’ll feel better after dancing for heart health.

Dancing for heart health is an activity that can be done anytime, anywhere. It’s free. It’s easy. And most importantly it is so much fun! So, get up! Get moving! And dance those winter blues away.

There are lots of ways dancing can improve your health, whatever your age or ability. Check out these 6 reasons to get into dancing.

According the American Heart Association Journal, hypertension is the most potent risk to the cardiovascular health of African Americans, but it is also preventable and manageable.

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This article was written by Samantha Wilson for the Buffalo Trace District Health Department. Published February 2, 2021.