Dance Your Way to a Slimmer Body

Dancing is an ideal aerobic exercise that can help strengthen your heart and slim your body. Dancing has become increasingly popular in the last few years thanks in part to competitive dance television programs on television. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, people can burn up to 400 calories per hour just by dancing. Dr. Weil recommends at least 45 minutes of aerobic exercise five days each week for maximum fitness benefit.

Aerobic dance videos are popular exercise aids. The explosion of popularity of Bollywood movies with stimulating music and engaging songs has caught on in America. One of the most popular aerobic dance videos features Bollywood style choreographed aerobic dance. The music and movement is non-stop for fun weight loss exercise. The constant movement increases the heart rate and keeps it elevated throughout the workout for maximum aerobic benefit. A professional exercise trainer leads you through the video workout. Before beginning an aerobic dance exercise, stretch your muscles to help avoid injuries like a muscle strain.

Local community organizations and fitness centers frequently provided dance aerobic workouts and dance classes. If you like to workout with a group, taking dance classes is a fun way to exercise, burn calories, slim your body and learn new dance moves. Faster dances like jazz and hip hop dance classes can help you burn up as much as 300 calories per hour for rapid weight loss. You will work all of your major muscle groups, too. Ballet classes can provide the stretching exercises that will increase your flexibility while trimming and toning muscles.

Ballroom dancing is very popular in the United States following programs like Dancing with the Stars. Some fitness centers have responded by providing dance instruction. Ballroom dance popularity has sparked renewed interest in fitness dances like the salsa, the cha-cha and other high energy ballroom dances that can help you burn calories for weight loss. Ballroom dancing is a weight bearing exercise activity that can help increase bone strength and bone density. As your strength increases and your weight decreases, you will also see a marked improvement in balance and coordination.

Combine a healthy diet, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of rest with aerobic dance exercise to maximize your weight loss potential and fitness. You can burn calories, trim your body and dance your way to a slimmer, healthier you in a few weeks to a couple of months. You will experience increased strength and have more energy, too. You don’t have to join a club or buy a video to enjoy the benefits of aerobic dance exercise. Turn on the radio or play your favorite music CD and dance your way to a slimmer body.


Andrew Weil, M.D.

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