Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | February 23, 2012

Lose Weight WITHOUT Dieting: Tip #58 – Would You Like to Dance?

Any effective weight reduction program should include some form of exercise. It doesn’t need to be strenuous activity, just something that will get you moving. Of all the different types of exercise, dancing is one of the most effective and enjoyable.  It’s effective because dancing burns calories.  A 150 lb. person will burn more than 300 calories per hour doing fast dance moves (e.g., line, square, ballroom and disco) and more than 200 calories per hour performing slower dances such as a waltz.  In addition to being a great deal of fun, dancing is a good form of low-to-moderate intensity aerobic exercise.  To get started, just head out to a local dance club with some friends. Alternatively, if you are not into the club scene or if you’re a bit uncomfortable with your current array of dance moves, try a dance class.  You can take classes at a local fitness center, community center or private dance studio.  You can also take dance lessons with your significant other, which is a great way to combine exercise and family activity.

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  1. It’s a nice advice!

    I’m also one of these people who are enjoying dancing a lot. It doesn’t feels like exercising, it’s easy to stay committed to it and besides losing weight it gives more confidence and a lot of joy practicing it! Some people are actually enjoying also doing it at home alone, but I can just agree that going to dance classes or joining dance clubs have a lot more of added values than just weight loss.


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