Fat-Burning Dance Therapy

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When it comes to fat-burning activities, all activities are not equal. The ability to burn fat and reduce your fat stores is based on sweat, increased heart rate, increased breathing and sustained activity for 30 minutes or more. Remember: 3,500 calories equal a pound of fat, so you need to burn 3,500 calories more than you take in to lose 1 pound of fat. Look at the following chart and see for yourself. It may answer the question as to why you can exercise almost every day and still not lose weight. In fact, some say, “the more I exercise, the more I eat and the more weight I gain."

Dance Therapy gives us health benefits. Also, it’s a great way to stay in shape, socialize and have fun at the same time. While dancing, major muscle groups are set in motion through flexion and extension, making us bend and stretch and forcing muscles to resist against one’s own body weight. Dancing increases stamina and improves endurance as the muscles work for increasingly longer periods of time without fatigue. Finally, dancing is a social activity which reduces social isolation, stress and tension, improves neuroplasticity and mental acuity and contributes to a sense of well-being, self-confidence and enhanced self-esteem. There is no doubt that dancing delivers a powerhouse of benefits giving us physical, psychological, cognitive and social rewards.

Fat Calories Burned in 1 Hour of Fast Dancing

Fast Dance Types     185 lbs. 215 lbs. 250 lbs.
Zumba                        555       605       650
Salsa                          499       580       675
Hip Hop                      502       552       610

Weekly preparation for Globesity Inc.’s annual Dance-a-thon is a social tool that can take the weight off, keep the weight off and enhance social interactions with others who enjoy dancing as a way to stay fit. It’s the perfect way to meet face-to-face, dance with others or alone and show off your dancing skills. That’s not all, if you really think you can dance, you can enter our Annual Globesity Dance-a-thon in July and win trophies and cash prizes. If you learn to move your body in a way that conveys who you really are, you are helping to fight obesity and diabetes, one step at a time.