Let’s Go Dancing
Dancing is one exercise that doesn’t feel like exercise to me, it’s just fun! You can actually burn between 200 and 400 calories in a half an hour of dancing. One study showed that square dancers covered almost five miles each in a single evening. Dancing also helps with cardiovascular conditioning, how much depends upon how vigorously you dance, how long you dance and how regularly you do it. Dancing can help to strengthen bones and to also prevent or slow the loss of bone mass. It’s a great alternative to aerobics or jogging is you’re prone to knee injury, and there’s also a strong social component to dance, it’s fun to dance with people! Crank up the music, and let yourself go, it is freeing, and energizing to just dance. My friend Hemalayaa, who is the instructor on our “Dosha Yoga” DVD, has a new DVD out called “The Bollywood Dance Workout.” It’s a full-body workout, no dance experience required, with sexy and saucy moves and wonderful music. You’ll have so much fun you won’t even know you’re exercising!