Burn fat and lose weight faster by dancing away

October 28, 2013 | By | Reply More

Oct 28, – In every edition of Better Health, our efforts are funnelled to encourage you towards a healthier and fitter lifestyle, to push you to embark upon that fitness regime you have been eyeing for quite a while. This time we have stepped up our research and compiled a list of ‘fun’ workouts that don’t seem like a chore. These workouts will excite and encourage you to take the first step and keep you engaged until you see that expansive waistline settle back to its much-longed size.

Dance-for-weight-lossHere are a few workouts that will get you asking for more:

1. Hip-hop: Originated in 1970s in the streets of New York City, this dance form confluences five distinct elements: Oral, aural, physical, visual and mental. The dance has evolved over the years and is part of mainstream culture. Get into the groove with peppy music, shed a few kilos and tone up your body.

2. Zumba: Popularly termed as dance fitness party, Zumba is downright addictive with its hip-swivelling moves and high energy Latin music. The cardio-dance workout uses music and choreographed steps to form fitness party atmosphere and ensure that you burn your calories in an energised and fun way.
3.Belly dancing: You must have seen belly dancing a zillion times by now and swooned at the moves and super-elastic body of the dancers every time. Learning this art of dancing might seem daunting at first with its harsh or jerky movements, but it can do wonders to the waistline and your weight loss regime. It is similar to yoga with different movements targeting different areas of the body.
4.Bollywood dance:Bollywood dancing has evolved over the years to include modern and world dance forms. Bollywood fitness workout lets you sweat out on the kinetic bhangra moves laced with aerobic moves, hip-hop and salsa.

5.Salsa: Involving a mixture of Caribbean, Latin American and African influences, salsa is usually a partner dance and emphasises rhythms and sensuality. This is one of the best ways to learn new dance moves and exercise art while burning fat at the same time. Salsa moves will boost your endurance levels.
6.Tap dancing: Tap dancing can do more than just teach some cool moves. The aerobatic moves of the dance focus on timing and beats, making you lose weight and get fit with a smile.


Experts suggest an hour of such workouts can easily help you shed 400 to 500 calories. So slip on your dancing shoes and incorporate these cardio exercises into your fitness regime to tone up and stay fit.

A wide range of physical and mental benefits are attached with dancing:

  1. Improves condition of heart and lungs
  2. Increases muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness
  3. Increases aerobic fitness
  4. Improves muscle tone and strength
  5. Helps in weight management
  6. Reduces the risk of osteoporosis and makes bones stronger
  7. Helps in better coordination, agility and flexibility
  8. Improves balance and spatial awareness
  9. Increases physical confidence
  10. Increases mental functioning
  11. Improves general and psychological well-being
  12. Enhances self-confidence and esteem

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