We’ve all heard the expression “Time flies when you’re having fun.” This method applies to almost anything you do. Work, education, recreational time and yes even staying fit. By taking a break from the weights to breaking it down with the beat, you shed an easy 200-700 calories per hour. Do this with friends and you have yourself a party.
Zumba, Salsa, Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, and Belly Dancing are just a few different types of dance you can experiment with to boost your metabolism while changing up your regular routine. Don’t knock it until you try it!
- Visit an Expert! – Not everyone has the ability to just pick up and go. Going to a class will allow you to take pressure off yourself since everyone is trying to learn it and make mistakes together.
- View it and Do it! – Another option to consider if you are not ready yet to start attending class, is to purchase the DVD and do it at home. You get the comfort of being in a comfortable setting while not having to drive home after pouring sweat after a session.
- Game On! – If you have the Wii or Xbox Kinect, then why not buy the Dance4 game, Dance Dance Revolution, Zumba etc. This allows you to bring more people in the mix and compete against each other for points, and bragging rights.
Dancing allows you to shock your body in a way that weight training and even cross fit/cardio training won’t do. It allows you to do it in a setting that is relaxed and fun without the concerns of meeting a certain amount of repetition or goal.
It’s a great way to change your routine in an environment that is meant to be fun and full of energy. It’s even a great place to meet new friends.