How Dancing Can Transform Your Body and Health
By Genevieve Cunningham
Working out doesn't have to be all pain and sweat and forcing yourself to finish. Though many of us have this idea in our heads, it doesn't have to be this way at all. In fact, people who stay the healthiest are those who love their exercise routine. If this sounds like a foreign concept, you're probably looking at it all wrong. You don't have to run or lift or join an intense class to get fit. If you're looking to get fit in a fun way, why not dance? If you'd like to seriously transform your health for the better in a fun and exciting way, take a look at how dance can help you get moving in the right direction today.
It Burns Calories and Fat
Dancing seriously burns calories. You're on your feet the entire time. You're twisting, turning, and side stepping. Sometimes you're moving quickly and other times more slowly, but movement is definitely happening. And as you get better at dance, you'll likely do powerful moves with quick bursts of energy. All of this adds up to quite a bit of calories burned, which eventually helps you lose weight from all over the body.
It Builds Muscle and Improves Flexibility
Dancers have strong muscles! They have to be strong in order to perform each move. But at the same time, they also have to be limber in order to move their body fluidly. If you like the idea of being both strong and flexible, then dance is definitely for you. Just be patient with yourself because developing both strength and flexibility takes time and consistency.
It Boosts Confidence
The first time you go to dance class, you may be incredibly self-conscious. But the good thing about dance is that, though there are definitely technical components, it's all about self expression. The more you do it, the better you'll get, and you'll soon be full of confidence and self-esteem. While this is a good feeling to have on the dance floor, it's even better because this feeling often bleeds over into other aspects of life for a healthier perspective in everyday life.
Dancing is so fun. Once you get over the embarrassment and hesitation, most people have a blast! And it's also an excellent way to get in shape. Check out some classes near you. With the right teacher, a willingness to learn, and some dedication, you can improve your health, make new friends, learn to dance, and have a ton of fun while you get in the best shape of your life.
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