Join us on Tuesday evenings for this new Square Dance
which started in…
Caller/Instructor: - Frank Lescrinier
(Licensed with BMI/ASCAP)
CALLERLAB Accredited Caller Coach
Location: Masonic Home
Address: 1650 East Old Badillo St., Covina
Air Conditioned Hall
TIME: 7:00-10:00 PM
DONATION: $4 per person
Frank Lescrinier - (909) 229-3031
LOOK FOR THE NEW SQUARE DANCE CLASS STARTING IN SEPTEMBER!!!
DANCE FOR THE HEALTH OF IT!
The following was reprinted from a previous 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 Dosado’s 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:
• Calories - Dancing can burn as many calories as walking, swimming or riding a bicycle. During a half-hour of dancing you can burn between 200 and 400 calories. One factor that determines how many calories you’ll expend is the distance you travel. In one study, researchers attached pedometers to square dancers and found that each person covered five miles in a single evening.
• Cardiovascular Conditioning - Regular exercise can lead to a slower heart rate, lower blood pressure and improved cholesterol profile. Experts typically recommend 30 - 40 minutes of continuous activity three or four times a week. Dancing may not provide all the conditioning you need, but it can help. The degree of cardiovascular conditioning depends on how vigorously you dance, how long you dance continuously, and how regularly you do it.
• Strong Bones - The side to side movements of many dances strengthens your weight bearing bones (tibia, fibula and femur) and can help prevent or slow loss of bone mass (osteoporosis).
• Rehabilitation - If you’re recovering from heart or knee surgery, movement may be part of your rehabilitation. Dancing is a positive alternative to aerobic dancing or jogging.
• Sociability - Dancing contains a social component that solitary fitness endeavors don’t. It gives you an opportunity to develop strong social ties which contribute to self-esteem and a positive outlook.
Tomorrow night when you consider settling down for a little television, turn on the music instead. After a few spins around the dance floor, you’ll have so much fun you may forget you’re exercising.
For more information,
e-mail me at Frank253@hotmail.com
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