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Exercise and Fitness - Benefits of Aerobic Dance Workouts

Updated on October 5, 2011
Carmen Electra Aerobic Workout in Bed. Isn't this easy enough.
Carmen Electra Aerobic Workout in Bed. Isn't this easy enough.

As you know, rhythmic aerobics and aerobics gymnastics which is commonly known as aerobic dance workout is one of the most popular sports around the world. Not only aerobic dancers but now millions of people worldwide have started self learning aerobic dance workouts at home with the help of videos, music, and information available on the Internet just because they know that these aerobic dance workouts include many types of aerobic fitness exercises that are beneficial for health. Also, aerobic dance is a fun activity that doesn’t seem like an exercise but is a good exercise and can be done as 1, 2, 3 with the help of dance workout videos and music. Though some aerobic dance workouts can be done at home with the help of videos but there are some advanced dance workouts that can be dangerous and are meant for only professional aerobic dancers plus there are some that should be done strictly under the supervision of a highly trained aerobic dancer or aerobic fitness trainer. It is interesting to note that it is not only females who feel a special interest in their body shape and image and want to burn fat and get rid of weight fast, but there are also men who want to reap the benefits of aerobic dance to get a good physical level and be active, slim, and flexible throughout their lives. Other benefits of aerobic dance include respiratory and cardiovascular fitness, decreased stress level, higher levels of alertness, physical and mental well being, weight control, better shape of body including well defined abs, and healthy lifestyle. Also, aerobic dance is a fitness program performed at moderate intensity. This type of exercise is not stressful to the body and is habit forming when done with your favorite workout music DVDs. Also read: Fitness and Exercise - History of Aerobic Dance Workouts

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Benefits of Aerobic Dance for Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Aerobic dance provides benefits to the cardiorespiratory system, particularly to its engine, the heart. Aerobic means work in the presence of oxygen. The systems involved in oxygen transport for us to make any activity such as aerobics are the respiratory and circulatory systems. With aerobic activity, our heart gets stronger and increases its size. This reduces the number of beats per minute and our heart becomes strong enough to supply the entire body with precious oxygen with only a few beats.

In addition, the heart vessels increase their ability to carry blood and oxygen to small blood vessels and this improves the entire network of blood circulation inside our body. The lungs also improve their ability to attract and retain air outside a larger volume of oxygen, which is a good starting point to reach all the organs and tissues that need it.

Aerobic workout by yoga girls
Aerobic workout by yoga girls

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Sheila Lay aerobic workout on floor.
Sheila Lay aerobic workout on floor.

People who exercise on a regular basis and make aerobic dance exercises a part of their routine are people who tend to have more success with its long-term program. For maximum benefit, exercise sessions should be conducted at least three times a week. Many health clubs have aerobics and fitness classes that can provide an incentive to keep the pace from the exercise on a regular schedule. However, it is not necessary to join any health club for exercise. Perhaps one of the biggest advantages of aerobics is that each person can work at the intensity that is most beneficial to him/her personally. However, for this to work, a person can find an aerobic class or aerobic group with similar interests and characteristics.

More Benefits of Aerobic Exercises:

  • Aerobic exercise stimulates and works on many different muscle groups at the same time.
  • Aerobic exercise accelerates the heart and improves breathing. (To get improvement from an aerobics routine, continue the exercise for at least several minutes).
  • Aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle tone and power. (It is designed to increase muscle or to build the body, such as weight lifting).
  • Aerobic exercise forces stretched out muscles, which makes a person relaxed. This is an added benefit for patients with ataxia who also have a little stiffness in their body.

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Least but not last, benefits of aerobic dance includes weight loss, decreased stress, improved physical fitness including cardiorespiratory fitness, increased alertness, and active lifestyle. These dance workouts are much more fun when done with our favorite and famous music like Carmen Electra’s Aerobic Striptease, Roll Of The Pounds with gym ball, Christi Taylor Totally Cool Step Aerobics, etc. Regarding me, I love Punjabi bhangra beats when performing aerobic dance workouts with my family because these Punjabi beats like Masala Bhangra Workout and Punjabi Fire Dance give us more passion and maintain interest in the exercise routine.

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Masala Bhangra Workout by Desi Girls
Masala Bhangra Workout by Desi Girls


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    • sjain101 profile image


      6 years ago from Delhi

      Great article. The immense benefits associated with above makes it extremely interesting

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      Rajinder Soni 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Good luck george.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Good luck george.

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      6 years ago

      yes, it"s helping me for my project.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure lidmilla.

    • ludmilla701 profile image


      7 years ago from U.A.E.

      Great article! Thank you for sharing.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes Tech you can definitely lose weight with aerobic exercise. After all it's also a slimming workout and all these workouts are meant for losing calories and burn fat.

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      8 years ago

      Can i lose some weight through aerobics?i m Almost 80kgs:(

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes Cha Cha and tango dance are mostly similar Amez. I saw zumba dance on youtube. It is a great total body dance. I will definitely write something on it after I learn some steps via youtube zumba dance videos

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      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Well Soni2006 I'm sure you have learn to appreciate music and dance from living in a land where its a Gracious Art. I truly hoping one of ya'll do a hub on the Zumba, I here allot about it. I'm starting classes for the Cha Cha and Tango. are they simular.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes, you are right Marisa. I am a Punjabi too and bhangra is my favorite dance, it is too infectious to resist. Whenever I am in close relative's marriage or a friend's occasion and I hear the bhangra beats, I am not able to hold myself from dancing. I think dance and music is in my soul and songs come from my heart.

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      Kate Swanson 

      8 years ago from Sydney

      I love watching Bhangra dancing, the beat is so infectious it's hard to sit still!


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