A perfect figure is every woman’s dream. Some women come to terms with reality and accept their overweight bodies stoically. This is often because they are scared to go through a strict fitness regime. Some find exercises to be boring, some detest gyms and others don’t want to go through the pain. But physical activity is the best way to lose weight. So why not make the journey to fitness more enjoyable and fun filled? How about dancing? Yes, dance helps you lose weight, peps you up and keeps you energetic. Here are 6 popular dance forms to be a fab,no flab dancer :
Latin salsa dance:
Salsa has three weight changes which are actually known as steps of the dance and they have to be performed in a measure of four beats. A kick or a tap may sometimes replace the weight changes. The vigorous hip movements allow the hip flexors and the gluteal muscles to have a wonderful workout. Your arms also get toned.
Bhangra is a traditional Punjabi folk dance for men. There lies the secret for the good energy needed to get the bhangra steps right. And the masala added to bhangra are the Bollywood numbers! Masala bhangra is both for men and for women. It strengthens your heart with its cardio vascular exercises and helps you live longer.
To be a good jazz dancer you need to know the basic steps properly. The basic steps will also save you from potential injury. Performing jazz dance every day for 60 minutes and at a moderate intensity will help in remarkable loss of weight. The best way to learn jazz is to learn it from a professional trainer. In case you are unable to find a jazz dance instructor you can make good use of the tutorial videos that are available in the market.
Bollywood dance is a wonderful fusion of the classic styles, Latin moves, hip-hop and the Indian folk dances. This style improves the pumping of the blood and supplies good amount of oxygen to the organs and the muscles. It increases your flexibility and balance, tones the calves and the buttocks, and acts as a stress buster as it helps in the release of body hormones like endorphins, which keep the mind happy.
Tap dancing burns around 315 calories in an hour. It provides the body a total cardiovascular workout. It requires a dancer to focus and think carefully. Tap dancing involves both the mind and the body making the weight loss process extremely entertaining.
Zumba has variations and it improves your cardiovascular fitness. It involves good amount of hip, arm and leg movements. It improves the nervous system and your speed and agility.
Smita Diwan a Television Journalist and Communication Specialist with an experience of 10 years in media and leading satellite channels started whatshelikes.in as a digital hub for women in India. Smita specialises in Lifestyle, Home Decor, Health, Food and Product reviews. When she is not working,she is researching or practising yoga! @SmitaDiwan