Has your doctor recently told you that you have high cholesterol? If so, don’t be alarmed. You aren’t alone. In fact, 32% of Americans have high cholesterol. You might have already asked yourself some of these frequently asked questions about high cholesterol.
What is Cholesterol?
According to the Mayo clinic, cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the fat cells in your blood.
Why is High Cholesterol Bad for You?
With high cholesterol, fatty deposits are developed in your blood vessels. These deposits make it hard for for blood to flow through your veins to your arteries. Having high cholesterol gives you an increased risk of a heart attack and may cause a stroke.
What Causes High Cholesterol?
- Poor Diet
- Lack of Exercise
How Can I Lower My Cholesterol?
- Diet – Low salt diet which includes, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats.
- Quit Smoking
- Maintain a Healthy Weight
- Drink Alcohol in Moderation
- Exercise – It is recommended that you should get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day.
But perhaps a traditional diet and exercise isn’t for you.
This is where we come in. We’ll explain how ballroom dancing can help lower your cholesterol.
Because ballroom dancing is an activity with high engagement both physically and mentally. It allows you to recharge and refresh your mind, body and soul. Dancing is a great way for people of all ages, sizes and shapes to get and stay fit.
Studies have shown that ballroom dancing on a regular basis may reduce stress, risks of heart disease, strokes, helps burn calories to shed those extra pounds and of course, helps to lower cholesterol.
Are you ready to lower your cholesterol… the fun way?
Before you start waltzing away, you should consult with your physician for a check-up and to ask if dancing is right for you. We also recommend that you wear comfortable shoes, drink plenty of water and to stretch properly before attempting any dance routine.
Stay Motivated and Start Dancing
We offer private dance lessons but also dancing with others in a group class can be great for your motivation. Call our Durham dance studio at (919) 489-4313 or fill out the form below to schedule your dance lesson and to start lowering your cholesterol.