Dance is physical exercise, which increases endurance. The muscles work hard for increasingly longer periods of time without fatigue. Dancing keeps your mind active and body fit. It can help you to lose weight, strengthen and tone your body, increase stamina and flexibility, improve balance, posture, and physical confidence in yourself. Each specific dance form works on different parts of the body. So, when you choose your dancing style you must know your own body type. This helps to strengthen and tone your muscles without hurting your joints. For example, ballroom dancing is known to help keep the heart ticking nicely while salsa dancing helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol. All forms of dance are known to lower your risk of heart disease, help with weight loss, and strengthen the bones and muscles in your legs and hips.