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Shake Your Booty
Television dance shows and stories about contestants losing weight have people around the globe saying, “Why not me?” After all, dancing stars have found an effective way to burn excess calories and boost stamina all while having a good time. Now, that’s a good deal!
And health experts agree, when dancing is used as a regular form of exercise it can help with weight loss and increased energy. Check out these tips for way to add shaking your groove thang to your workout plan. You’ll be fox trotting your way to a new svelte shape in no time!
*Try a few classes at the local YMCA, health club or community center. This will give you time to decide what type of dance you like best. Be sure to look for ones that suit your level.
*Don’t try to be a hero—you are not going to know every move in your first session. Be prepared to feel challenged and learn new steps. The point of trying something new should be working toward improving your well-being, not striving to be head of the class.
*Grab a friend. Many classes are structured with the couple in mind, like ballroom dancing. And if you don’t have a partner, try dancing solo. Most of these classes will pair you with someone, and it will give you an opportunity to meet new people.
*Don’t get too attached to one style of dancing. When you discover something you like and have spent time practicing it, consider learning a new form of dance. For example, a ballet class is going to have a much different effect on your body than an African dance class. Trying new classes means working different muscle groups, and that’s beneficial to any fitness plan.
We want to know: What’s your favorite way to get in shape and have fun too? [Los Angeles Times]