Dancing as a Workout

How It Works Get ready to hit the dance floor! Dancing is a whole-body workout that’s actually fun. It’s good for your heart, it makes you stronger, and it will help with balance and coordination. A 30-minute dance class burns between 130 and 250 calories, about the same as jogging. Sign up for a class. Your teacher will lead you through a series of choreographed steps. The focus might be on the footwork, but the series of leaps, turns, […]

Is Walking Enough?

Walking is a very important component to good physical and mental health but is it really enough to help people lose weight, improve fitness, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose levels? Is there more you should be doing with your exercise program or does your training program, usually just walking, need to be rejigged to get the maximum benefit? More and more we find people are ignoring one of the most important aspects of healthy […]

Band Exercise #1

These band exercise can effectively complement some forms of aerobic exercise such as walking or jogging. If you would prefer not to increase the amount of time you spend exercising, but currently walk, I would suggest you reduce the time you walk by 10 minutes and use that extra time to do some resistance training. Technique Feet in split position, pull the band into your ribcage and rotate your shoulders, alternating right arm then left. […]

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