Waltzing is as good as the gym

An article in the Sun quotes a study that found waltzing three times a week is as good, if not better, than the same amount of time on a treadmill or exercise bike. The U.S study took 110 cardiac patients who tried either waltzing or working out. The amount of oxygen their lungs put into their bloodstream rose by 18 per cent in the dance group, and 16 per cent in the exercise group. The anaerobic threshold – the point where muscles get tired -increased by 21 per cent amongst dancers, and 20 per cent among the exercisers.

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Originally posted: September 28th, 2010

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Categories: Heart, Heart - in the media, Lungs, Lungs - in the media






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