Midlife: Single, Lonely & Depressed? Try Dancing!

Written by Susan Dunn, MA, Midlife Dating Coach


Itís no wonder so many people of all ages are turning to dancing. It kills two birds with one stone: itís a great way to meet members ofrepparttar opposite sex and new friends, and it offers exercise, one ofrepparttar 113050 antidotes to depression with or without therapy, with or without medication.

If you know you should be exercising more and just canít drag yourself out of bed an hour earlier inrepparttar 113051 morning to go jogging inrepparttar 113052 freezing cold, or canít find tennis and racquetball partners, dancingís an option you need to consider. It requires no partner, no special equipment, costs little, happens after work hours, and you probably have something appropriate to wear already in your closet.

Many dance halls now offer free or nearly-free group dance lessons and there are dancing studios cropping up all overrepparttar 113053 country where you can get individual and group lessons.

Typicallyrepparttar 113054 dance teacher inrepparttar 113055 private school tries to balancerepparttar 113056 ratio of men to women (arguablyrepparttar 113057 hardest part ofrepparttar 113058 job), and encourages changing partners, partly to increase your leading and following skills, and partly so you can developrepparttar 113059 social skills of dancing Ė where to look, what to say, how to invite someone to dance with you, and how to decline politely.

They also may fill in with dance assistants who are learning how to teach and wantrepparttar 113060 practice. ďYou donít need to have a partner,Ē they advertise. Singles are welcome, often outnumberingrepparttar 113061 partnered, and thereís likely to be a wide age range, skewed slightly onrepparttar 113062 older side. How sweet it that?

The private dance studio may also offer social outings and field trips to other dance halls which will extend your knowledge of whatís available and also bring you new acquaintances and dance partners.

And a nod torepparttar 113063 future? Many schools offer training for your first wedding dance. Itís a big moment whenrepparttar 113064 bride and groom takerepparttar 113065 floor, and they will teach you how to make it look and feel good.

If youíre a man, you can also use this training to allow you to become a Gentleman Dance Host on cruise ships, includingrepparttar 113066 coveted Cunard line. These gentleman, who are older and have good social and dance skills, are on duty every night inrepparttar 113067 various lounges ofrepparttar 113068 ship dancing with women in need of dancing partners, as part of their working vacation. For more information on this, see my ebook, ďPresenting on a Cruise.Ē

Country and Western dance halls, Salsa Clubs and Big Band Ballrooms are filling empty nights (weeknights and Sundays) by offering group lessons you can take advantage of. They usually have a male and a female teacher, so you can see what it looks like when you actually dance with someone.

You can learnrepparttar 113069 Triple Two Step, Salsa, Merengue, West Coast Swing andrepparttar 113070 new line dances, as well asrepparttar 113071 traditional ballroom dances likerepparttar 113072 waltz and polka. My dance school is having a Polka Party this Sunday afternoon. 2 hours of instruction followed by open dancing. Can you imaginerepparttar 113073 exercise?

Check withrepparttar 113074 dance halls in your area, or go here to locate a dance teacher: http://www.dancespots.net/Find/FindATeacher.asp?SE=Y. This website needs more names and numbers (there were none listed for my zip code, while there are many opportunities in this town), so if your dance school or teacher isnít listed there, call and tell him or her to get on this website. It provides needed information.

Know Your Bodybuilding Supplement - L-Carnitine

Written by Rick Mitchell


L-carnitine is synthesized inrepparttar body fromrepparttar 113049 amino acids lysine and methionine but it can also be found in nutritional sources such as red meats, dairy products and avocados. Its main role inrepparttar 113050 body is to help metabolize food into energy. L-carnitine does this by transferring long chain fatty acids into mitochondria where they are oxidised to produce energy.

L-carnitine is heart friendly and has been used for many years inrepparttar 113051 treatment of heart disease. Studies have shown that it can increaserepparttar 113052 heart's output and function, stimulate energy supply torepparttar 113053 heart and improve overall cardiac performance.

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