Dance as a Form of Exercise and Having Fun - Dancing as Exercise is Healthy

Dance as a Form of Exercise and Having Fun - Dancing as Exercise is Healthy

For me, dancing is the best form of exercise specially if you are busy and want to have some fun while doing it. It is not boring and while dancing you can listen to music and then you are more attuned to yourself. Men and women alike can have this form of exercise too. Whatever form of dancing you choose, be it solo, with partner or with a group it is really awesome way of inching your way to a fitter you.

I came from a culture where you should know how to dance and sing so that you will have fun during occasions and simple gatherings. You gotta need to know how to dance too for social purposes. There is no better way to have fun while exercising at the same time enjoying what you are doing too.

Some people that I know are just bored with trying to be fit and healthy, they always complained that it is tiring and always the same thing over and over again specially if you go a to a gym etc. and so it bores them, then it came to a point that among my friends we placed a bet on who could stay fit and follow schedule as it is. Some of my friends enrolled in a gym class at the nearest fitness center, and one of them bought a cycling machine as she doesn’t want to be bothered by going to the center every time she has the time. I opted for dancing as it is the only thing I know that will keep me in the house at the same time I will still have some fun and it doesn’t have to follow a schedule too. Plus nobody else will be looking at me here at the house. I opted for solo dancing. I used to join a group of women here around my place who meet once a week for social dancing but then some became busier so we cant really have time to be together anymore.

You can sing while dancing too, thats the best,   SHAKIRA
You can sing while dancing too, that's the best, SHAKIRA

Dance has many purposes too, it is performed for various purposes like ceremonies, erotic, performance and social dancing too.

Dance is generally referring to movement of the body, and it is usually rhythmic plus you need music of course . It is also used as a form of expression or social interaction. Have you noticed that those people who are into dancing have different aura in them, they seemed to be more gay and comfortable as they can sway and move at ease and then there’s the beauty that emanates from them specially when they are dancing or after they had just danced.

I have been dancing my way to a healthier life for as long as I can remember, but it became intense almost six years now, so I can say that it is one of the best exercise and fitness we can try if we want too. We don’t need to be perfect on the moves or move gracefully, but rather we move the rhythm when we close our eyes and bingo after thirty to one hour of dancing everyday, you gotta perspire and feel healthier too. The feel is good and you dance while exercising and then inching your way to a healthy you.

You can also enroll in social dancing or modern dance whatever form of dance you like. I tried social dancing or ballroom dancing, tango, chacha, and it is very nice, you just follow simple steps too. In dancing you can have a choice, you can either dance alone -- solo dance, partner dance, or in a group dance. Group dance is good when you like to have fun as well and interact with others but if you are busy and want to do it alone on your own then you can try it in your own house -- solo dancing is fun as well.

Other benefits we can get from dancing:

  • Lowers cholesterol-- when you dance your fats are burned at the same time
  • Helps to cure dementia at old age --because you memorize steps and remember the rhythm too
  • Keeps you going and feels good about yourself
  • You exercise while having fun too and enjoying the company of others while you share thoughts and socializing specially if it is social dancing or you have a partner
  • You have a more understanding of yourself and it is fun when you can follow steps too and improvise steps on your own.
  • It is not tedious or boring as you are accompanied with music
  • It is not expensive as you can do this on your own
  • It is a form of communication too, bodily movements and synchronization is important if you have a partner too.

Steps when you like to indulge in dancing as a form of exercise:

  • Decide for yourself whether you would like to dance on your own, being solo or you would rather like to have a partner or join social dancing groups
  • You need to have a schedule specially of you choose social dancing or group or dancing with a partner because your schedule must synchronize with others too
  • If you go solo which I advise for busy people, you will need:
  • Good music or dance, choose the kind of dance you would like to have, learning can be fun too while dancing
  • If you have computer with Internet the better, I use you tube and I choose whatever music I like, usually there are steps also at you tube so you can choose. You can also try erotic dancing for fun, try it sometimes it is good, it makes you smile and make fun of yourself too, salsa, cha -cha, tango, rumba etc are some fun dance you can try. For tango you need a partner, so find a boyfriend and grab your husband and dance with them.
  • Or you can buy CDs which will teach you on the steps of the different dances.

It is an awesome experience and you can have different type of dance every time you do it, so come on now, dance with me.

Watch this on youtube, it will link and just click on it, thank you, Maita

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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

Great hub Maita. I'm a complete nerd as regards dancing, but I love to look at people dancing and being able to move so well. It seems that I have a kind of woody legs. :(

Maybe it's time I go to a class.


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

There is nothing better than dancing! I've even taken belly dancing lessons throughout the years - and years later I'm still reaping the lovely limber benefits.

Alas Maita - we women love to dance but too often our men don't. Last year I wrote a hub about it 'Why won't men dance?' - fortunately many of us women go out with friends and dance and this is why the Electric Slide is so popular - you don't need a partner!

When I lived in Korea we women folk would get together and just dance and dance and dance. Great fun!

Thanks for the hub!


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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

Now you are talking my language. I do praise dancing all the time right in my home as I listen to gospels, spirituals and other interesting music. This coupled with walking is the way I get my exercise.

One of my most favorite memories is winning a dancing contest aboard the Bob-lo boat. It was so much fun and still brings smiles to my face.

Stimulating hub. Thanks Maita


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Would you believe I'm a good dancer? No, seriously, I am so please stop laughing! :D I used to practice dancing when I was a kid while listening over and over again. Watching American Bandstand in the 80's helped more than anything. My brothers and sisters just copied the moves, made it our own, and then tried to develop our own dance steps.

Great hub Maita! I'm afraid I'll pull something nowadays if I try to dance, being so old :P You never do see overweight dancers do you? LOL.

Dohn


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Dame Scribe 6 years ago from Canada

Dancing is a major cardiovascular work out and my top favorite activity. I dance around my house a lot and yes, helps keep the girlish figure, lol. Great article! :)


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Tammy Lochmann 6 years ago

I agree with everyone... there is nothing more enjoyable than dancing around the house to my favorite tunes especially when the kids join in.


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ehern33 6 years ago

Dancing is a great way to work out. Funny, when I was younger I loved to dance and spent years enjoying it. As I got older, either my moves went out of style or I went out of style. I think it was both.. Oh well que sera sera!!


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K Partin 6 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

Hi Maita, hope you are doing well. Nice hub, I agree dancing is great exercise. I can't move like I use to but I still enjoy watching people dance. I really like DWTS show. Thanks for the hub. Kerry


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

Great Article Maita, I liked your video's you selected. I however don't normally dance. At my wedding I danced countless times, but that was with the help of many beers and shots of vodka. I really don't know if I'm an ok dancer or just bad. I think it is a fear or something. Have a great evening, thanks.


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

I have two left feet, but I enjoy watching others dance


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for your hub and I agree with you. I love dancing.


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

Maita... a fun post, thanks!!!!


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hubby7 6 years ago from Chicago

Excellent hub, Prettydarkhorse! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. When you take the "FUN" out of your exercise routine, your workout is in trouble. To exercise for a lifetime, you must enjoy the exercise that you are doing. With that said, Prettydarkhorse, it would be fun, I'm sure, to dance with you. Warning: I am NOT much of a dancer! Still may I dance with you?:)


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emievil 6 years ago from Philippines

Can't dance very much but I absolutely love the video on Dirty Dancing. Thanks for featuring it Maita.


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Uninvited Writer 6 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

Just don't do it naked :)

http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/32219


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

The "Hips Don't Lie". I went to the Bill Cosby school of dance. I do love to dance but rarely do. I didn't see you in the videos. The "Hips Don't Lie". I have to take a cold shower now!


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

Oh boy I have to agree with this hub 100%, I dance at home everyday to whatever songs get me going. People really have to give it a try.


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hypnodude 6 years ago from Italy

I forgot to say that when it happens that I'm in the dance mood I use the Time Warp: "It's just a jump to the left...And then a step to the right...With the hands on your hip......

Let' do the Time Warp begin!"

I'm a fan of Rocky Horror Picture Show. :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hypno, hehehe, you made me smile, still, Can you dance with me so that you cant try that step anymore? You will enjoy it, thanks BTW for making me laugh very early too, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey, Bk as I have told you if you are only near here in the house I will always visit you so you can teach me for belly dancing, I read your hub about men too ad yes I totally agree with you, hehe, Dancing in Asian countries and many parts of the world is used as socialization too,,thanks BK, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Rev, I am inviting you for a dance and then you can teach me too, wow you have won a contest, that's good for ya, I wish I can see you move with the steps, it will be fun dancing with all of us here and we will invite everybody too, Have fun walking as well, Bless Rev, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey DOHN, If I come by there would you practice dancing with me hehe, a good writer and a dancer, need we ask for more, hmmmm, I always though men wouldn't like to dance but some are exceptions of course, one day I will see your moves hehe, I can imagine using katana and dancing, that would be awesome too, thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Dame, that's it cardiovascular, yes it is good for the heart, and it is really fun in the house nobody is looking at you too, hehe, thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Tammy, do you have teenagers in the house, if you have you can practice break dancing, it is fun hehe, but then yes it is really fun dancing with children, gotta laugh and dance at the same time,

Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi ehern, hehehehe, well you can still rock on, que sera sera, all you need is a good partner, and as long as you enjoy yourself it is ok, I would like you to try Latino dance step, would you do that? Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Kerry, I cant walk right now, my left knee hurts as I slept on it, but I can still dance with you or you gonna watch some ladies here at HP dance too hehe, How are you BTW, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Truth, come on now, I know you can rock it still haha, you don't need another drink, must be fun looking at you dance, Have you kept a video of your wedding, could imagine you dancing, haha, most men don't dance but when they do, they also rock, Would you dance if Celtics win? Thanks, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey cool, come on dance with me, if you are near here we will dance together, only the two of us, it is fun, would you agree? Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey hello, will you also dance with me? come on, thank you for dropping by again, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Chris, you too, come on dance with me while doing your fitness, Thank you also, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Oh hubby, sure you can dance with me, you know it is fun alright, I am betting you, you will know after trying it, are you up for the challenge, you can be a good partner as you are very willing also hehe, Come on down, lets dance, thanks BTW, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey emie, down there in the South many Filipinas are very good in dancing, specially group and social dancing, I know you can rock it too, when I go home there in the Phils, we will dance together,Thanks always, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey UW, hehe, not naked it is very cold, plus all the rats who will see me here will run as fast as they can LOL...Thank you for reading this one UW, Would you like to dance with me too? Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey Micky, hehe, Bill Cosby, that sure rocks LOL< anyway, I can teach you the simple steps but I know you rock in it too, good bikers are good dancers, can you see them sway hehe, I dont video myself nobody will dare hehe, How are you today BTW. Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey blonde, with the beauty in you plus dancing well, nobody cant ask for more, BTW, what kind of dance do you do at home, one day we can dance together you teach me your style too, Thanks blonde, Maita


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blondepoet 6 years ago from australia

Aww you are so kind. As to the dancing I do by myself in my loungeroom well it kind of varies lol. If I'm dancing say to the Beegees I kind of do a 70's strut as I bop to the beat, a more slower song I may do a little pirouette on tiptoes around my sofa, a Black Eye Pea song I just shake everything I have and hope nothing falls off LMAO. I just love to dance!!!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

I love Beegees so come on down, we gonna dance together, thanks for dropping by again, top of sofa LOL, dancing is really a good exercise too, am glad, there I found somebody who love to dance, BKCreative loves to dance too, Thanks, Maita


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Katrina Ariel 6 years ago from The Highlands of British Columbia, Canada

I love this Hub! Great videos - what a flashback with the Flashdance one. Ha!

I love dancing. My boyfriend and I turn up the music at least once a week and have our own little dance party in our living room. It's such a fun way to let loose, laugh, and workout.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Katrina, good day, yes Flashdance hehe, litle bit nostalgic isn't it? Continue your nice attitude and keep on writing as well, I like that you are into dancing and enjoying doing it with your special one,

Thank you, Maita


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maudine_05 6 years ago from United States

Nice hub here! I LOVE TO DANCE... and before I came over here I used to do the belly dancing and enjoyed it so much.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Maudine, how are you, good you are back again, hows your first week of the year at work< yes you can teach me too mare am sure youre good at dancing, Maita


Millionheir 6 years ago

Dancing is sooo fun, artistic and expressive. I definitely have am appreciation for the art! I am dying to learn pole dancing, it's always good to try new things! Thanks for the hub


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maudine_05 6 years ago from United States

Sure Myth! sure..he! he! he!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

when can I go there at Mississipi? hehehe, we will dance togetgher, or I can get you here at Dallas, how are you, am happy you can drop by from time to time, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi millionheir, thanks so much for visiting my hub, pole dancing c'mon learn it and teach me,Maita


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Another great hub, Maita! I love to dance and keep saying that I'm going to take a dancing class. So far, I haven't found the time to do so. But, I am always amazed to see the body transformations that happens to the celebrities on Dancing with the Stars. Thanks for sharing! :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hey Money, if you are near here, we can dance together, we will do social dancing, cha cha, or tango would you like that? Maita


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Sounds like fun Maita, however, I'm 6 hours away. A girlfriend of mine does make it to the Big D about twice a year for a dance contest. If I decide to come with her I will definitely let you know. :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Ok Money, Thank you, see you soon then, your Cowboys are winning, do you still have time to watch football? or if you come be ready to teach me pole dancing hehe, I love that hub of yours, Maita


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ccdursina 6 years ago from Spring Green WI

Great article and good pictures and videos!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks for the appreciation, Good day, Maita


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada

Oooh I love to dance! Had a lesson on modern jazz back in college...know a little bit of ballroom and enjoys modern dances. My husband said I look so happy whenever I dance. It is the form of exercise I enjoy the most.

Great hub prettydarkhorse!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey mamasez, good, I can never find any Filipina who doesn't know how to dance hehe, modern jazz.... teach me that one when I go home there, Thank you friend, Maita


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

I could dance all night! : )


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Cheeky, Can we dance together dirty dancing and we will invite guys hehe, Thanks, Maita


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY

pretty - I think this is my most favorite Hub of yours! I just want to get up and dance now!!!!!!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hey beautiful Princess, lets dance together, no more football hehe,. Maita


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Heh! Ok, you're on! But I might bring along a girl I know! She can boogie! LOL! You are funny! Guys'd go bananas! Heh!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hahaha, LOL, you can also bring more guys Cheeky, please, Maita


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

It is a more fun type exercise.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks sandyspider, Do you also dance?? Maita


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vox vocis 6 years ago

Dancing really is fun and healthy! I love to dance too, and do some aerobics at home. Great video clips! Too bad guys are not into watching dancing films but then I gather my girlfriends and we watch these movies and try to learn the moves!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thats good Vox, dancing is fun and for your fitness as well, Thank you, Maita


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edguider 6 years ago

I love to dance, going to have to dance more often to stay in shape and stay active. Never new it could be a good way to get yourself in shape :)


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks ed, if we are near each other we can dance for fitness, Maita

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