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How Pole Dance Can Improve Overall Health

By: Pooja Kaushal
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Pole dancing is a form of exercise! This might sound a bit outrageous or uncomfortable to many; however, the health benefits of pole dancing cannot be overlooked or ignored.

What was once seen with doubt and suspicion is gradually gaining acceptance by many in today's age. It was once confined to shady dark alleys, but is now coming out into the open as an acceptable exercise and dance form.

You might be wondering what is so special about pole dancing that people are taking to it as a viable option for workouts, right?

Infact, there are many hidden and unknown health benefits of pole dancing that we shall be sharing with you in this article.

It is just that we have not considered it as something that can be a part of our everyday activity.

Thus, take a look at the 8 health benefits of pole dancing and you might change your mind about this form of exercise.


1.Burns calories faster:

What is one of the main goals of working out? Surely, to burn calories. If a form of exercise helps burn calories faster compared to others, it will be the preferred form.

So is the case with pole dancing. In comparison to other forms of exercises, pole dancing helps burn calories at a much faster rate, eventually leading to a faster rate of weight loss.


2.Gets you a toned body:

Pole dancing is not just about having a strong upper body. The entire body is involved in every session.

When you are pole dancing, you are moving every body part, thereby leading to an evenly and perfectly toned body. Now, who would not want that, right?


3.Achieve flexibility easily:

Another unknown health benefit of pole dancing is the flexibility it brings about in you. If you have seen a pole dancer, you might have noticed how flexible her body is.

This dance form can help you achieve that degree of flexibility if you practice it on a daily basis.


4.Builds up confidence:

A well-toned body means a good posture and good looks. When you look good you feel good, and that is enough to give your confidence a boost. This might not be a physical benefit, but a mental health benefit that is equally important to live a healthy life.


5.Strengthens the bones and joints:

Present day lifestyle and eating habits are leading to increasing health issues, osteoporosis being one of them. It is very important to have health bones and joints to avoid this problem. The movements in pole dancing are such that they help strengthen the bones and joints, decreasing your chances of contracting bone and joint problems.


6.Helps attain better poise and balance:

Dancing around a pole and keeping oneself balanced is not all that easy. But once you have attained that skill, you will notice the benefits in your daily life as well. This could be called an unknown health benefit of pole dancing, but achieving a good posture is surely helpful in maintaining a good health.


7.Relieves stress:

A form of workout that helps relieve stress is essential at present times. Today most of us are stressed out with the daily chores of life, which can lead to serious consequences. Pole dancing is a form of exercise that helps relieve stress, which eventually leads to a happy you and a happy atmosphere around you.


8.Motivates you:

Many forms of exercise are such that their charm soon wanes off and you are left demotivated, bored and unwilling to pull yourself up for another session. Each session is fun, and every time you will find yourself being more motivated. This is a form of exercise that is more fun and work and keeps you looking forward to the next session.

Read more about: diet and fitness, dance
Story first published: Monday, February 8, 2016, 22:00 [IST]
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