Body movement does not need to be at a gym or even feel like a WORK-out. You can find enjoyable activities that can boost your metabolism and state of mind too.
Dancing can be an effective fat-loss tool for people who are overweight or have obesity … People who danced regularly lost about four more pounds — including three and a half pounds of fat — than those who didn’t dance. They also shaved an extra inch off their waists.
Participants who danced three times a week for at least 3 months reaped maximum benefits. And the more they let loose, the better — more creative dance forms led to more pronounced improvements in body composition.
Weight Loss Expectations
This is more about consistency and ongoing habit. Remember anything you do is a positive over not doing any activity at all!
Dancing burns about 300 calories per hour, so it takes roughly 12 hours to lose one pound.
One Step at a Time
Consider your options:
- Frame it as fun time Choose activities you enjoy or even used to enjoy - Make the actual reward the enjoyment of your recreational time well spent.
- Consider group classes or go out with friends More the merrier works here too. Finding a social channel instead of solo may be all the mood making you need to get engaged and stay motivated.
- Warm up, Take breaks Easy does it - Not trying to win any awards here, just be able to enjoy your new hobby each day, and slowly increase over time. Take breaks whenever you need one.
The meta-analysis revealed that compared to normal lifestyles dance had meaningful improvements in body mass(BM), BMI, waist circumference(WC), Fat(%), and fat mass(Fat(kg))…
Dance is effective on fat loss in people with overweight and obesity, and has a significant improvement on body composition and morphology. For its high efficiency and greater sense of enjoyment, dance can be a beneficial exercise intervention for fat loss.
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