Dance And Exercise With Dancercise
When it comes to fitness, we are always in search of different and new workouts that are not only fun but also increase the heart rate to burn more calories. Many get tired of the same old gym routine and look for entertaining ways to shed extra weight. Dancercise may be just the answer you are looking for, as it is a fun exercise that will help you keep in shape and also makes your regular exercise more enjoyable. This tun workout that nourishes the mind, body and soul is endorsed by celebrity, Madhuri Dixit.
What Is Dancercise?
Dancercise is a combination of dance moves and aerobics design to loose extra pounds through dance. This program emphasizes on increasing coordination and agility through exercise and dance movements.
The exercise is done with actual music and is supposed to be more fun than the traditional exercises. One can also improve their dancing skills as they get to learn actual dance moves. It ¡s a great way to stay in shape as this regimen does not have a boring routine. Every class is different and you get to dance to different songs and learn new moves every day.
Generally, any aerobic exercises that increases the heart rate aids in burning more calories and dancercise is one such program that enables a person to lose weight. It is a great way to cut out fat and stay in shape. It also has other benefits like:
- It improves body strength as dancing works muscles throughout the body.
- One can learn actual dance moves.
- It is not repetitive like a regular aerobics sessions.
- It helps in improving coordination of the body.
- It is liked by all age groups alike arid every age group enjoys the fun sessions.
Every class is different and you get to dance to different songs and learn new moves every day
Points To Remember
- Do not forget to do warm up exercises before you start a session. Dancercise too, ¡s a form of exercise, so warming up is essential.
- Stay hydrated. It is very important to remember this as dancercise is an intense workout.
- Cool down by doing slow paced exercises or simple body stretches and if not these, go for a short walk but do not forget to relax and cool the calf muscles after every session.
Fitness During Festivals
India is a land of festivals. As Indians, the one thing we cannot escape during festivals is the lavish food, different to each culture and region. Many of us usually complain that we have gained a certain number of kilos during festival times. It is easy to blame the excess weight gain on the ladoos eaten at Diwali, modaks during Ganesh Chaturthi, sheer korma and biryani at Eid, cakes and sweets on Christmas and New Year or jalebis and other delicious sweets on Hou. These foods do give us a high and are immensely enjoyable to eat. but they are also very high in sugar, fats and calories.
During festivals, having to restrict ourselves to a diet becomes a big problem, especially due to all the delicious food. But it does not have to be this way. Some wise food loving Indians have discovered that we can enjoy our favourite festive food and be fit at the same time by following some simple 5 and routines. And some fitness tips for having a healthy guilt free festival includes:
- Following a fitness regime before, during and after the festival. Simple exercises like push-ups, squats, lunges, pull-ups and c-unches clubbed with a brisk walk everyday will do the trick for most people.
- Eat everything, just don’t eat it all at one go. If you eat a piece of cake today, keep the jalebi or the ladoo for tomorrow. It its pasta today, pizza will have to wait for another day.
- Take small portions of everything that’s on the buffet. Don’t pile up your plate with a mountain of carbohydrates like rice, noodles, pasta. etc. Instead make room for some protein that include chicken, fish, lentils and paneer and libre ¡n the form of vegetables in curries or salads.
- Sweets are just like the relatives you want to avoid bumping in to during family celebrations. You come tace to lace, smile and then move away without doing much. Avoid the sugary sweets as much as you can, for example, if you are tempted to eat a rosgulla, squeeze out the sugar syrup and just eat it that way, in order to cut down the calories.
- Oil should only be applied on your hair, not in your body. Refrain from foods that leave ugly oil stains on your plate. Select grilled food over fried food.
- Festivals also mean time oft from work. That means more time for yourself,
- Indulge in swimming as it helps burn calories, works the whole body, is less stressful on the joints and relaxes the whole body.
- Play and indulge in indoor games like squash, table tennis or badminton. It’s a great way to exercise and spend quality time with friends and family.
- Dancing is another stress buster and a great way to exercise. Put some festive music on and dance. It will keep your heart rate up and burn those extra calories that you consumed during lunch. Get your family and friends to groove with you.
- • Cycling or jogging is another way you can enjoy the festive beauty of your city and neighbourhood while you also burn those calories.
Follow these simple tips to keep yourself fit and healthy during the coming festive season and see the change not only in your physical but mental state too. So, go out there and enjoy the festive season without any guilt.
You can enjoy your favourite festive food and be M at the same time by following some simple rules and routines