Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dance your way to fitness

Have you ever get tired of all the ways to lose weight and look great. All the dieting, aerobics, exercises and cardio workouts can be hardwork and boring after some time. Here's one way I know that's fun. Dancing ....yes dance 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. They must be doing something right. For one, dancing helps you to :

  1. To destress and have fun
  2. Burn calories and lose weight
  3. Improve muscle tone & coordination
  4. Strenghtens bones
  5. Increase energy
  6. Improves cardiovascular system
  7. Lowers risk of heart disease
  8. Reduce blood pressure & cholestrol 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 your living room. You don't need any expensive gym equipments just some music. You can move to your own beat and create your own dance moves. Or if you prefer learn the salsa, latin, ballroom dancing, 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. Till next time on Look great feel happy. Enjoy the evolution of dance video below.


  1. hmm, maybe you should put in some less fast dance video, makes me tired jsut looking at the kids on the video even though I do like the song. Do u do what u suggest in ur blog - dance for fitness?

  2. Very useful info to get rid of diet and exercise .Have fun