Burn Calories With Dance
It is not a mystery that exercise is a necessary component of any realistic weight loss plan. A form of exercise that is frequently overlooked, but is effective and enjoyable, is dance. Dancing is a fantastic way to achieve quick weight loss. Here are some statistics:
Belly Dancing can burn between 250 to 300 calories an hour depending on how vigorous you move.
Salsa and cumbia (my favorite) dancing is great fun and burns about 400 calories an hour.
Ballroom dancing can potentially result in the loss of between 200 and 400 calories per hour, depending on which type of dance you are performing. This is another great weight to achieve rapid weight loss.
Ballet can consume about two hundred calories per hour.
Hip-Hop and Jazz have the potential to use about three hundred calories per hour.
Line dancing burns about 300 calories for half an hour of continuous movement.
A good example of losing weight with dancing is country music singer and songwriter Scooter Lee. In 2001, her doctor advised her that if she didn’t get her life under control she was facing a major heart attack. She was grossly obese, with a body mass index of thirty five, and 150 pounds overweight! She was also suffering from breast and skin cancer, uterine cancer, and not surprisingly, was severely depressed.
Her music was very popular, and she won many awards, such as the prestigious Country Dance Artist of the Year. Many of her songs were well suited for line dancing, but at the time she did not line dance herself!
Thankfully, she followed her doctor’s advice and began to line dance, alter her diet, and improve her health.
Even though some of the damage to her body due to her obesity was not reversible, she lost 140 pounds in four years and improved her health.
As a result, she and choreographer Jo Thompson have started a non-profit company called Dancing for the Dream and give classes all over the world teaching people the health benefits of line dancing.
Another example is the group Step In The Name of Life . Jamie Gant’s grandmother needed to get exercise for her health. She witnessed some people performing line dance, and came to the conclusion that this would help help her on her weight loss journey. He was so impressed with the way line dancing can benefit health – including losing weight – that he started a group in Florida. They have now formed groups in over thirty cities in the United States, assisting people to become fit and lose weight via dance.
Whichever type of dance you prefer to lose weight with, relax and enjoy yourself!