A dance that has been around for centuries already is samba. Samba is defined as an ancient Brazilian dance style that was first performed in the streets, carnivals and pre-Lenten events.
As time passed by, samba or Brazilian Waltz became a well-loved ballroom dance usually performed by expert ballroom dancers.
But at present, samba already goes beyond being a ballroom dance; it has become a popular workout for so many people. The samba fans are increasing because of the enjoyment and fun they get from it which makes them feel like they're not working out at all. Aside from that they also reap a whole lot of other benefits from samba dancing, too.
An illustration of such is the proper breathing that is done during the dance. Proper breathing can help your body a lot because it allows your cells to be properly oxygenated. Other than that, samba dancing can make your heart pump faster which is such good news for the cardiovascular system. This is because blood circulation in your body is improved. Another advantage is that the body is able to move in a number of ways during the dance which exercises all your muscles and bones too. These movements when done repeatedly can also make you lose weight.
People who have danced samba for quite some time already also have seen their muscles toning and their muscle mass increasing. But the muscles aren't the only ones that have improved. A person's flexibility and strength also increases. And if you had a problem with coordination before, samba dancing can be of much help to you since you will be able to practice coordinating the different parts of your body in order to dance well. Additionally, you would also have lower chances of getting an ailment that's related to your bones and joints. Bad posture is also gently addressed by samba dancing.
And because the samba workout has music as a background, you'll also get to improve with regards to rhythm skills and musical perception. Another benefit is the scientific fact that the whole dance exercise is a huge stress reliever because of the release of hormones that would spike up a great mood. Last but not the least, samba is also one exercise that knows no age group. So regardless of your age, you can do samba dancing.