I thought that this would be a very motivating challenge to get up and get moving! Although this challenge is over, leave your comments and photos on afro dance fitness page as well as the afrodanciac Facebook page.
Its no secret that Millions of people everyday struggle to lose weight! I think what a lot of us fail to do is take it slowly and enjoy the process. We can all reach that desired physique if we just take it one day at a time. You don’t have to spend an hour on the treadmill to get a good cardio session in Ladies! If you choose a lower impact dance such as the waltz, you can burn 260 calories in one hour. But if you want the most out of your workout high intensity is key. Hip-hop, salsa, and all the dances of the Afro-dance community can burn as much as 8calories per minute. That’s twice the amount of calories than the low impact dancing can burn in a one hour session. The more you weigh, the more calories you can burn!
We know that dancing can burn many calories causing some serious weight loss and muscle toning of certain muscle groups. Here are some benefits that you probably didn’t know about.
Studies show that dancing can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, dementia, and osteoporosis while increasing your muscle condition, coordination and balance. All are health risks we have problems with as we age.
Dancing also helps psychologically. It tends to put us in a more social setting where we meet and converse with new people. It also Heightens energy levels, creates happier moods, and gives the opportunity to dance away the stress and fatigue of the day
IN A NUT SHELL
When you’re home alone, the kids are at school or asleep; whip out that wii and get to shaking your tail feather! You can even make it a family event! Just remember that you didn’t gain that weight in a matter of weeks so don’t expect it to drop that fast either! Consistency is key. Stick to it and have fun! Do what you love and love what you do!