Dance, Lose Weight And Have Fun!

2:49 PM Posted by Lilian

Are you tired of all the ways to lose weight and look great. Dieting, aerobics, exercises and cardio workouts can be hard work and boring sometime. So here's one way I know that is fun - Dancing ....yes, dancing your way to fitness.

Dancing is a great way to lose weight. Why else do you think that most professional dancers look great and have good figures. Look at Jennifer Lopez, the late Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Kevin Bacon and even Fred Astaire who are all good at dancing. They must be doing something right. For one, dancing helps you to :

1. To distress and have fun
2. Burn calories and lose weight
3. Improve muscle tone & coordination
4. Strengthens bones
5. Increase energy
6. Improves cardiovascular system
7. Lowers risk of heart disease
8. Reduce blood pressure & cholesterol levels
9. Improves blood circulation
10. Builds endurance & stamina
11. Increase flexibility and balance
12. Improves overall health and body shape

However as with other types of exercises, you should warm up and stretch before dancing. Just move within your own tempo, start with a slow number and build it to faster tempo to avoid straining and injuring your muscles. Slow down or stop when you are short of breath or exhausted.

Dancing provides a channel to be yourself. Its an expression of self through the beat of the music. Dancing is an entertaining activity you can do with your friends or partner. It elevates your moods by raising our endorphin levels allowing us to reduce stress.

Best of all you can do it anywhere, even in the comfort of your living room. You don't need any expensive gym equipments just some music. You can move to the beat of the music and get creative creating your own dance moves. Or if you prefer learn the salsa, tango, ballroom dancing, breakdancing, disco, hip hop. It's a fun activity for all ages, the old and the young and breaks down racial barriers between diverse cultures.

So the next time you get bored with dieting or the regular exercise routine, remember you can still lose weight, have fun and look great through dancing.

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