Dancing for your health

Dancing has been deeply rooted in human culture ever since the dawn of time, with our ancestors moving to rhythms long before they were able to read and write. Today, the combination of music and movement is not only fun, it also helps to keep us fit.
Dancing is not only a fun leisure activity; it is also a type of sport – one of a few that is suitable for every type, age and figure. While some prefer to dance as a couple, others like to move alone to modern music, and still others are happiest when dancing in groups to rich rhythms or classical melodies. In short, there are lots of options.

Dancing keeps you fit

You'll be doing your health a favour if you dance regularly because doing so has a positive effect on the whole body in that your movements stimulate your circulation and strengthen your heart. Furthermore, the positions and moves that dancing requires will strengthen your spine and exercise every muscle in your body. And your joints, too, will benefit, because dancing is considered a low-impact sport.

Dancing also stimulates your creativity, keeping you fit not only physically but also mentally, because remembering the steps trains the memory and coordination at the same time. People who dance will find that their concentration and dexterity improves.

Pure zest for life

Dancing is a very social sport. It's been proven that moving to music reduces stress and boosts the energy and zest for life of those who dance. And you can give your creativity free reign by improvising to the music and coming up with new steps together with a partner.

We recommend that health-conscious people spend at least one hour a week dancing. You may also consider doing an endurance sport, such as swimming, jogging, or walking, on the side as a way of staying fit.

Sport promotion contribution of up to CHF 900*

SWICA contributes toward dance classes and private lessons with SWICA-recognised instructors and schools. SWICA covers 90% of the costs under your COMPLETA FORTE supplementary plan, up to 300 francs per calendar year. COMPLETA PRAEVENTA covers an additional 50% of the costs up to 300 francs per year. OPTIMA supplementary insurance covers 90% of the cost exceeding this amount, up to a maximum of 300 francs per calendar year. This can result in prevention contributions of up to 900 francs per year. This contribution is part of the total contribution toward preventive healthcare.

*Click here for details of the contribution (in German).

In the event of further health-related questions, SWICA customers can contact the santé24 telemedicine service free of charge on +41 44 404 86 86. A telemedicine practice licence allows santé24 physicians to provide additional medical services in cases that are suited to a telemedicine approach. SWICA customers can also use the BENECURA medical app to carry out a digital SymptomCheck and receive recommendations about what to do next. During a subsequent phone call with santé24, customers can decide for themselves whether to release their information from SymptomCheck to santé24.