Your (healthy) heart is ‘dancing’ waltz every moment of your life.
In patients with stable chronic heart failure, waltz dancing is safe and able to improve functional capacity and endothelium-dependent dilation similar to traditional aerobic exercise training. Waltz dancing may be considered in clinical practice in combination with aerobic exercise training or as an alternative to it.
– Dancing waltz can help your heart, new study finds (Rapid Citry Journal, March 18, 2012):
Dr. Romualdo Belardinelli, study author and director of cardiac rehabilitation at Lancisi Heart Institute in Ancona, Italy, presented results of a new study that finds that dancing the waltz can help your heart at an American Heart Association meeting in Chicago.
He studied 110 patients with stable congestive heart failure with a mean age of 59. Forty-four subjects were randomly selected to participate in “waltz training” three times per week for eight weeks.