Posted on April 18 2018
No pain, no gain is the motto that comes to mind when you think of exercise. Fun, sexy, social, etc. are not words you usually associate with workouts. Unless you're talking about dance.
But does dance count as exercise?
Most dance routines have the same effect as low impact aerobic exercises. Therefore, they're ideal for people at almost all fitness levels. Depending on the intensity of the routine, you can burn up to 500 calories in an hour. And all this while having loads of fun.
Here are five of the most popular dance styles and their health benefits:
Dance along to Latin and Salsa music in this workout filled with interesting dance moves. Simple heart-pumping moves set to slow and fast rhythms will help you shed excess fat in no time. Plus, it's so much fun that you won't even realize you're getting a full body workout!
2) Belly dance
This exotic dance is great for those of you who want to work at a slower pace and yet tone up the body. It's especially great for busting the layer of fat around the stomach since most belly dance moves focus on the hips and belly. Don't be surprised if you come out feeling all sexy and empowered too!
3) Pole dance
Pole dancing is one of those exercises that's guaranteed to help you unleash your inner vixen. It's quite demanding too with its slow sensuous moves that focus on strengthening your arms, legs, and core in a very short amount of time.
Bust stress, energize your body and get a whole body workout with Jazzercise! It's famously known to cut the risk of heart disease by 50% by strengthening the heart muscles. And yes, it'll help you lose weight!
5) Bollywood dance
Build stamina and endurance while having a good time with Bollywood dancing. The benefits don't stop there. This is a high-intensity full body workout that can amp up your blood circulation and oxygen supply to the body.
If you haven't signed up for any workouts this year, try one of the dance classes mentioned above. Get some cute workout clothes and go out and have some fun!