Aerobic Dance - Stay Young and Fit with Cardio Dancing - Tae bo

stay young and fit with cardio dancing

Cardio dancing or dancing in general is an art plus it is also a form of fitness and a way to socialize. In the 80's when I was a kid, I never heard of cardio dances or formalized dancing but I grew up dancing in different forms. Dancing is a part of me, nah not belly dancing, I have tried that, some steps yes, but I am not really into it. More of social dancing, you might laugh and say -- why social dancing and children, well, with every occasions when I was young, old people and young ones join together to dance and we emulate old people, waltz, salsa -- those type of dances. Growing up, modern dance became a fad, and of course there’s hip hop, as well. Later on, I just follow the modern dance as we know today. I am into social and some cardio dancing now. I realized the importance of how to stay fit and young with cardio dancing, and dancing in general. Dancing while having fun is best.

women dancing to the beat -- cardio dancing-- dancers never grow old

Dancing is fun

Dancing is fun, and there is never a dull moment when you are into it. When I was young, we live in a village where everybody know each other, -- during weekends, when there are gatherings children in the neighborhood will gather and dance non stop. It is a custom in our place that everybody is invited during weddings, baptism and all other affairs, and dancing is part of any celebrations in the Philippines. "Tinikling" is our national dance. Later on of course after going into college, I am stuck in the dormitory and all I could have is an old phono music system “the turn table” and you can place a music there and bingo you can dance to the music. Now, there are lots of cardio video workouts to choose from.

So, are you ready to read with me and discover ‘how to stay young and fit with cardio dancing’?

other hubs of mine about dancing and cardio exercise--tae bo

If you have time, you can check the other hub of mine about benefits of dancing for your health "dancing" and playing under the sun for fitness among children, plus the tae bo -- terrific taekwon - do and boxing cardio workout.

Cardio dancing

What is cardio dancing?

  • In general, cardio dancing is a form of aerobics exercise -- following a beat and music sometimes in a fast manner, it can be in coordination with other body movements like in tae bo cardio dancing.
  • Dancing in itself is an art, it is also a form of fitness. “Aerobic exercise is physical exercise that intends to improve the oxygen system Aerobic means "with oxygen", and refers to the use of oxygen in the body's metabolic or energy-generating process. Many types of exercise are aerobic, and by definition are performed at moderate levels of intensity for extended periods of time."

 

women tae bo cardio dancing

benefits of cardio dancing

  • Cardio dancing improves your breathing and the heart and lungs for staying fitter. It is the management of air in our system plus it helps in the circulation of better breathing in general.
  • You can never get bored with dancing because you listen to music as well, and you can make fun while performing the dance.
  • It is a form of socialization and it is not expensive
  • To lose weight and stay fit in general.
  • You become younger because of firmer muscles, you become agile, all your minds, and senses are working while you do cardio dancing.
  • You feel confident if you can follow the steps and dance with it while having fun

 

hey, they can dance as well to stay young

Children and adults

People ages 50 and above can also dance as a form of exercise  to maintain health in general, specially for breathing -- and strength of their "lungs" plus for cardio purposes. It has been found out that for women, exercise is helpful for preventive and cure measure against cancer -- breast cancer for example, as well as osteoporosis. Exercise in the form of dancing makes them young and have a good posture. They also socialize with others specially for social dancing.   

children can dance to stay fit

Stay fit while young

 Children and dancing

  • Children can also dance to stay fit, whether you decide as a parent to enrol your children to a class, dancing class is beneficial to them, they are more disciplined, patience and they value fitness and schedule as well. Aside form this during winter they can also dance at homes ans if they don't have time to gout, fun activities outside the house us still the best but dancing is another form of fitness for children as well.

Some dances for children:

  • figure skating
  • modern dance
  • hip hop
  • ballet
  • jazz
  • social dancing

Different types of cardio dances available

Since there are many available cardio dance workout which is out in the market nowadays, you can choose which type of cardio dances you will engaged into. These are some of my top five favorites:


  • Tae bo is popularized by Billy Blanks in the 90s and this type of cardio dance is a combination of taekwon -do and boxing, great isn’t it? This tae bo program programs use the motions of martial arts at a rapid pace designed to promote fitness in general. There is a post natal tae bo work out in the market which was popularized as well by Billy Blanks daughter.


stay young and fit with cardio dancing

Crunch Cardio Dance Blast with Marie Forleo!

  • This "Crunch Cardio Dance Blast" is six easy-to-follow dance combos led by a very high-energy instructor. This hip shakin’ cardio party is sure to have you burning fatand having fun and it is even recommended for thre rythmically challenged” person The cardio dance steps are the steps are taught at half-tempo, linked together and finally blended into full sequence. The moves range from “body rolls” and “salt shakers” to “fast and funky” and sultry “dance diva” patterns (with a Latin flair). Each segment also has a complementary upper-body movement

Shaun T cardio workout video

Shaun T cardio workout video part 2

stay young and fit with cardio dancing

Hip Hop Cardio video by T. Shaun

This is for younger generation but hey we can also try it!

  • Hip Hop Cardio video-- Now this is for the younger generation who is into hip hop -- the best there is Shaun t and this is available even at Amazon. There are others in the hip hop series with Shaun T. such as the "Fat Burning" video as well. -- Fat Burning Cardio -- it will cut and melt off the calories and dance off the pounds with his’ super fat-burning cardio workout plus it is also filled with the hottest dance music and cool hip hop dance moves. You can choose the video you want for your abs, body sculpting, and just total loss of weight.

Dancing with the Stars

stay young and fit with cardio dancing

"Dancing with the Stars" cardio dance

  • Dancing with the Stars cardio dance -- is a DVD collection of "Dancing with the Stars" dance moves for cardio. This fast paced and it is easier to follow as well, it is available in stores everywhere specially at Amazon as well. Segments from the "Dancing with the Stars Cardio Dance" workout video: A totally dance-oriented fat-burner with four different dance styles plus you will be energized by the three instructors from the TV show — Ashley, Kym and Maksim. "Their enthusiasm and interpersonal rapport make every step seem completely do-able (but theres not much "cuing;" you mostly just follow along). The four techniques are taught in separate segments. First: three sexy, hip shakin Latin dances — Paso Doble, Cha Cha and Samba."

jackie henderson cardio video

stay young and fit with cardio dancing

 

dance cardio video workout by Jackie Henderson

  • This video workout by Jackie Henderson is only 30 minutes and you can download it and peruse in your homes. It's a low impact workout stylized with easy to follow, funky and fun dancemoves! Learn club, reggae and Latin style dance moves as you burn fat, easy as it does.

 

stay young and fit with cardio dancing

Salsa

  • Salsa is a synchronized dance from Latin America specially Cuba -- Puerto Rico and all the rest of Caribbean island. Salsa is essentially Cuban with deep Afro-Cuban beats, and additional musical influences. Salsa is fun fast moving dance and can easily burn your carbo. It is also best for cardio workout. Some researches studied the benefits of salsa and positive health effects and the author of the study said that "Salsa is a spirited dance," (study author Gian Pietro Emerenziani, from the University of the Studies of Rome, in Italy) and with this form of dance, you are clearly getting a workout. All three types of salsa in our study, practiced frequently, will have a positive impact on health and fitness."

 

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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

great hub I love dancing its so sooothing for life thanks


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rprcarz50 6 years ago

You just keep me going Girl ! Great Stuff !I love this Hub . I dig Inspiration , and you do that !

Thank You !

Ron

As Always Also a2z50 Keep it up Girl !


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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

And don't we know it works Maita! It's the best because it will put a smile on your face. I love the bamboo dance - the national dance of the Philippines and I have seen it done before and everyone has such a good time!

Yes, we need to dance more and laugh more - it keeps us so healthy and so happy.

Loved your thorough hub! You've covered it all! I want to go dancing now!


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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

It makes perfect sense for you to be writing this hub, Maita. I really like all of the various cardio dancing options you showcased. You might've found your niche :) Awesome, thorough work and research as usual!

Salamat,

Dohn


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

I love your hub. Great videos which make me want to get up and dance. Your hub was put together very nicely. Thumbs up!


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hubby7 6 years ago from Chicago

I agree with the above comment that your hub is thorough and well-researched. I definitely enjoyed reading it. In fact, I couldn't stop. If you have been reading my hubs, you will know that I am an avid runner. I run on the trendmill non-stop for 1 hour. That how I get--and has been for a long time--how I got my aerobic exercise, for the most part. Recently, I have been considering taking up Zumba dance as an addition and fun aerobic activity. Loved your hub and look forward to staying in touch and reading more of your hubs!


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hubby7 6 years ago from Chicago

One thing more: I enjoyed watching the video clips, especially the tae bo one with Billy Blanks. Question: What kind of dance aerobic exercises do you do?


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Another awesome hub, that is jammed pack with dancing info. :) I'm going to share this one with my adopted sister that loves to dance. :)

I never knew the name of the dance with the bamboos (Tinikling), but it looks like it would hurt if your leg got caught while dancing. :) Thanks for sharing your insight, my friend. :) Thumbs up!


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

I could get into this. Fun!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I think dancing is the best exercise and it is enjoyable. Thank you for such a comprehensive hub.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi hello, thank you for dropping by, maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

yes it is fun, fun, fun, morning Sandy, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Money, thank you dear, the bamboo dance -- ah you should be careful and it takes practice, could be fun for children hehe, I tried it before though, Thank you and morning, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi hubby, am so glad to see you back here, i read some of your hubs today and yes you are into treadmills plus other stuff, thakk you for your comments,you take care and have a great weekdays! Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks for your nice comments DOHN< that is so nice of you, take care and I love the last installment of your story, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Pam, thats a nice comment, thank you dear, maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi BK, you always put a smile in my face, your comments are just lovely, I love dancing, I hope I can have the chance to dance with you one day, Thank you and have a great day! Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Ron, thank you and lets dance hehe, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi The voice, bless and morning to you, thank you, Maita


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

We men of less athletic inclinations than others can at least dream :-)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

You're always on the ball with a great hub. Thanks Maita! You take care.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

maita- Another dynamic hub, rated up. I really enjoyed it. The bamboo sticks took me back when I was a kid we used to do some kind of game just like that with the bamboo sticks but I can't remember what we called it.

Loved the videos as well.

Great Job!

Sage


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entertianmentplus 6 years ago from United States

Awesome hub..


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

WOW! Ate' Maita you surely put a lot of time and effort into each hub you make, and it makes them so much more interesting.

Thankyou!

Hugs and Kisses,

KUYA Dave.


"Quill" 6 years ago

Great Hub and one which gets me going to the rhythm of the music...smiles...

Blessings and Hugs


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi Quill, thank you and Bless, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thank you Kuya Dave, I hope you have a great weekdays, Happy Monday! and take care, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi entertianment, thanks dear, maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thank you Sage for your nice comments, bamboo, ah yes, it is tricky when you dance it, but then if you practice you get use to it! Thank you Sage and happy Monday! Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thank you Mick and you take care as well!, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi De Greek, you made me smile, thank you and take care, Maita


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

Nice work Maita, you know I don't dance much myself. However as a form of exercise it sounds like a good idea. great pictures. Thanks for all your knowledge.


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

Yes yes! Dancing is such a fun way to get your fitness groove on. I love the first photo at the top! Inspiring hub, Maita!


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anglnwu 6 years ago

I love tinikling-- i see it many times in Singapore and it never fails to fascinate me. You've shown us many ways to stay fit and young with many videos--the selections are interesting and now, we know where to find you on all girls'night out.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thank you T, love your new story, maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thank you angel, good am, Maita


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

hi Katrina, thank you, Maita


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Chaotic Chica 6 years ago

I love Zumba! I use Zumba and Tae Bo to help me get fit and lose weight. I was not aware that Billy put out a Tae Bo routine based on dancing, the ones I have are more like orgainized martial arts modified for a more effective cardio workout. Dancing is also how I stayed in shape before the kids, I'm starting to get back into it now to help get me back there!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

I love Zumba and Tae bo as well, tae bo is what I used now and it make more sexier hehe, we can dance together one day. It is a nice exercise BTW, and I am glad you can still dance before your kids, it is nice if they can join you as well! thnaks dear, Maita


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Amez 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Ah Prettydarkhorse you have helped me choose my next direction in excerising. I've loved Club Dancing for years, but its just a bit too much for me now. So Im going to try a Gym Class with cha cha and tango. So when are you going to tell us more about the Zumba and Tae bo. Thanks for another great Hub. Ed


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

I have an article about tae bo, but about Zumba, I just open my youtube type in Zumba and I follow the step hehe, join me, we will dance, thanks Amex!


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Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

Well, my dearest kaibigan...

I guess you are becoming an expert in health and fitness aren´t you? This is another great hub you share here, and it definitely can be very useful for many readers here and from other places as well. You´re gonna have to put your own fitness and health center(LOL)

Thumbs up! Salamat!

Warmest regards and infinite blessings, my sweet kaibigan,

Al


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Hi mystique, thank you kaibigan for dropping by again, one day yes, fitness studio, dancing studio I like that one hehe, have a good day Mystique, maita


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

Thank you, Maita, for this excellent look at dancing, and in particular dance exercise. I've done it and I liked it. It is very good for you. Ciao!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thank you Sir james, Maita


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TINA V 6 years ago

We have tried doing the tae bo by Billy Blanks in the office. It helped our employees to be physically healthy. It also helped develop a closer relationship. It was fun, too. This is another great hub!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks TinaV, I am glad you tried it at work, what happened to it? Maita


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vox vocis 6 years ago

This is a great hub indeed. I am bookmarking it as I intend to come back often and do some aerobic dancing along with the video clips you have chosen!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

Thank you Vox, I appreciate you dropping by, Maita


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

Nice dance article. I enjoyed watching your selection of videos.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US Author

thanks cool, How are you, take care, Maita


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noorin 6 years ago from Canada

prettydarkhorse, that is so how i stay fit... i always eat what i like, don't believe in deprivation =) But I dance at least once every day =) Great hub, liked the links.. Rated it up and will be following you =)


Interval training 5 years ago

Awesome stuff. Well written.

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