What better way of exercising can a person opt for than dance? Dance as a fitness exercise not only makes the body flexible but makes every muscle in the body move. It is an inexpensive and fun way to keep fit, helping one lose weight and to tone the muscles and helps inculcate grace and poise. Apart from the fitness freaks that enjoy lifting weights, dumbbells, running and stretching another way to fitness is the dance exercise. It helps burns calories, acts as a stress buster and a mental stimulator; it helps build muscle power and a healthy heart. All kinds of dances can help make anyone fit but the most well known dance exercises that one can take part in are:
Hip-hop: It is a style of dance that originated from the USA but has become popular world-wide, and is a great way to keep fit. It is basically any style of dance that is primarily danced to hip-hop music including street dancing, breaking, locking and popping. The dance form is a great way to strengthen the abdominals and the choreography includes lots of hip, pelvic and waist rolling. The benefits of the dance form are that it strengthens the thighs, glutes, calves and other muscles in the legs and arms. It is also a cardio exercise that gets the heart pumping and the breathing rate up. Hip hop dance puts less of an impact of the feet and knees so one can use it as a new way of working out.
Pole Dancing: Pole dancing has increasingly gained popularity in the recent years as a fitness routine. It is a dance form that helps strip off the weight. The dance is about having fun and the moves include twirling, spinning and swinging. Women of all ages and sizes are free to use this dance form in order to get fit. It helps increase flexibility, improve posture, tone up, burn calories and improve confidence. Pole dancing is a form infused with gymnastics. The benefits of this form of exercise are that it helps strengthen stomach muscles and it provides the muscle definition in the arms, bottom and thighs. It also increases the upper body strength. It is a form of dance which is definitely not boring and provides extra health benefits too.