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Staying in Shape with Dance

Updated on August 6, 2017
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Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content sharing websites. She's an author of 10 books and helps other authors publish their books.

Dancing is Great Exercise

When it is time to exercise you can opt for the treadmill or some other boring exercise machines, but why do that when you can dance. Yep, you heard me right - dance.

You don't have to be a professional dancer. And it doesn't matter if you have two left feet. No one will judge you as you will be doing this from the comfort of your own home.

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Staying in Shape with Dance

Dance is a great way to stay in shape and to lose weight. On top of that it is a lot of fun. Put on some upbeat music and shake your body - move your arms, move your legs, shake your hips and your butt. Do any moves you want as long as all parts of your body are in motion.

When you dance be sure to sweat it out. Sweating releases unwanted toxins from your body so the more you sweat the better it is. And it burns calories too. So when you dance on a regular basis and really get into it you may find yourself losing weight. It may not be a drastic weight loss but every little bit helps.

On top of staying in shape and losing weight you may even improve as a dancer...If you had two left feet, and could not keep up with the beat, that will change. And if you weren't into dance that much you will grow to love it and will want to dance more and more, maybe even in front of a crowd or at a party.

Dance Aerobics

When you are doing aerobics, which is also a great and fun way to stay in shape, try doing it to some music. That really gets you pumped and motivated to give it all you've got. Be sure that the music you choose is not one that will put you to sleep. It has to be upbeat and one you can dance to.

Sweat it out

Whether you decide to dance or do aerobics make sure to sweat it out. If you are nice and dry that means you are not making any effort. You've got to be soaking wet to see results. But don't over work yourself. If you are tired take a short break and then return to your dancing or aerobics. You don't want to pass out or become ill. Also, be sure to drink lots of water as it is important to stay hydrated during any kind of exercise.

Be Creative

Every one of us has a creative side. When you dance or do aerobics be creative. Don't keep repeating the same movements over and over again. If you do that you will start losing interest and stop. You need variety, so let that mind of yours wander and let that creativity shine through. Try different steps, different movements. You may even come up with your very own dance routine.

You never know where dance can take you and what results it can bring your way. Forget about what others may think, release all the worry, negativity or uncertainty that may sit inside you and dance. Dance like there is no tomorrow. Dance as if your life depends on it. In time you will see results, and results you will be extremely proud of.

I love to dance and I do it every chance I get. It's exhilarating and a lot of fun. When I dance I don't care about who is watching or how many people are watching. I don't care about what they may think of me. I just dance, letting my body move in ways it wants to move. What I do may look silly to some, or they may think I am not a good dancer. It doesn't matter. The important thing is that I am at one with the music and that I am doing what I love while at the same time getting some exercise done.

© 2012 Lena Kovadlo

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    • lovebuglena profile imageAUTHOR

      Lena Kovadlo 

      5 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Dancing is a great type of exercise and it's something many actually enjoy doing...

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      europewalker 

      6 years ago

      I have started dancing at home for exercise. It is too hot here to take my daily walks which I enjoy. I need to work up more sweat though!

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