The answer is yes, yes, a million times yes. You can most definitely loose weight dancing and I’ve personally seen that once too many times. After joining a dance class you receive a set of rules to follow that includes changing your diet as well, which is why weight loss is a given. In some dance classes it’s a requirement. In that way dancing is pretty much similar to excercise, but I personally prefer dancing. Dancing unlike excersise you can do it for fun.The one thing that I love about it is how broad and how complex it is. It’s very seldom that you’d find someone who doesn’t love dancing altogether because of it’s complexity.
So instead of saying you don’t like dancing you would easily say, “I don’t like this type of dance, I would much rather prefer this one”. Why? Because there’s so many to choose from.So what is dancing and what are the benefits?According to the dictionary, it is moving your feet or body or both rythmically in a pattern of steps, especially to the accompaniment of music. Or to leap skip, etc.., as from excitement or emotion, to move nimbly or quickly: to dance with joy.
So you see even the dictionary explains it as something that gives joy or pleasure. You see dancing is more like excercise, a less painful excercise, the one that leaves you feeling all warm inside. And while we are on the subject, let me explain that excercise is not something that gives pain like most people fear. The only pain is from starting off because your muscles are still stiff because they aren’t used to movement.
So the same goes for dancing, it is excercise because you are moving your body, so you’ll probably feel a little pain when starting off, your feet will feel sore, but wait until you get used to it. Just like excersise there’s just no greater pleasure. All you have to do is start off slow, give your body time to adjust and get used to it, then your life will start feeling like an everyday high.
You will feel so much energy and so much excitement like you are on something ( taking drugs ), but this is no real drug, and it is not harmful, infact, it’s the kind that gives long life. Yep you heard me, dancing just like excercise not only does it relieve stress, give pleasure and excitement, but it also prolongs life by helping prevent most aging sicknesses.
When you look around you will realise that most aging sicknesses are caused mostly by inactivity, that’s why you’ll find most doctors recommending excercise. So what better way to excersise than dancing? Not only will it save your life but it will also keep you young. And it’s the most exciting form of excercise because there’s just so many types to choose from.
There’s ballroom dancing, there’s ballet dancing, there’s the rumba, the samba, the salsa, the mambo, the cha-cha, the tango, the waltz, the jive or even the tap dance. These are some of the different kinds of dance that you can either choose from or find out for yourself many other types that might interest you.
All I’m saying is, it’s an incredible way of losing weight because you get to pick and choose until you are completely satisfied. If you find that ballroom is not for you then you can try the cha-cha or the tango, you can even try and explore each and every single one of them until you make an informed choice.
I know reading about something and actually doing it are way too different because sometimes it’s best to know something for a fact. So try all of them and choose one that excites you the most, then you’ll find that you’re on a natural high everyday for the rest of your life. You’ll be so used to moving that you’ll feel like you’re losing your mind literally, if you ever manage to find yourself in a position where you’re constrained.
I would really love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below and tell me what type of dance you prefer and why. And has dancing worked so far in terms of weight loss. Do you notice any changes after you started dancing and is it something that you would reccommend to others? I believe your feedback can change a life somewhere, so please don’t be shy to share. We would really appreciate your input. Thanks in advance.