As Michael Omidi explains, dance has many benefits on health and may be used to help combat children’s obesity. As a result of these health benefits Michael, along with his brother Julian, have chosen to offer support to Pacific Ballroom Dance through the Omidi Brothers charity Children’s Obesity Fund.
Health experts have been outlining the many benefits of choosing dance as a method of exercise. A featured article from WebMD has even gone so far as to outline these benefits which include burning calories and working specific muscles. Some of the benefits that are outlined in the article include:
- Dancing is a great way to build bones due to the fact that it is a weight-bearing activity.
- According to the guidelines from the USDA, dance is considered moderate activity and ballroom dancing can burn between 250 and 320 calories an hour.
- The number of different muscles that are used can be extensive in types of ballroom dancing, involving muscles from the legs and buttocks to shoulders, arm, and especially muscles in the core.
Helping children learn to dance can be an effective method of ensuring that they stay healthy throughout their lives and can be an excellent tool in combating childhood obesity and obesity later in life as well. For this reason my brother Julian Omidi and I are providing support through Children’s Obesity Fund to Pacific Ballroom Dance in Greater Seattle.
Founded in 1994, the dancing classroom programs from Pacific Ballroom Dance have been providing children ages 5 to 18 with the opportunity to experience the benefits of Swing, Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, and Merengue dancing. Through these programs, fitness and social development are encouraged and provided and we are delighted to be able to be a part of these amazing programs. You can learn more about these programs and make a donation to Pacific Ballroom Dance by visiting the Dancing Classrooms Seattle website.
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