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Why Dance Is Possibly The Best Activity For Kids

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When I was growing up, the kids (mostly girls) in my school who studied dance seemed even more athletic than the jocks and the gym class heroes. They were slender, but solid, with long, strong limbs that could contort in ways that defied everything I'd learned about the limitations of the human body. Surely, those abilities were the result of a strict practice regimen that required physical endurance and raw talent. A new study from UC San Diego paints a different picture. It says that typical dance classes for children and adolescents only involve "moderate-to-vigorous" physical activity for less than one-third of their total duration. The study considered seven different types of dance, including hip-hop, ballet, tap, and jazz. These classes lasted an average of 49 minutes, meaning that students would engage in about 17 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity while in attendance. This figure falls short of the CDC-recommended 30 minutes of exercise that kids…

Nine Reasons to Learn Indian Classical Dance !

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Here are NINE compelling reasons for learning Indian classical dance immediately:
1. You wish you were more patient. We all seek instant gratification because we live in the age of technology and speed. But that hasn’t changed the way life is – you still need to wait for your job, for a partner perhaps, for the right time, for things to fall into place. Practicing an Indian classical dance form will teach you patience instantly – and that will help you to deal with life. It’s just that everything takes time, and you learn that while dancing! 2. You wish you could focus on the present. Indian classical dances are about understanding the mind-body-soul connection. While staying in specific dance postures, the ‘monkey-mind’ – which wants to keep moving to the ‘next’ thing, is forced to stay with one posture. When you practice these dance forms, you are basically training your mind to focus on one thing for extended periods of time. This shall always keep you in the present and aware of the…

Dance Forms That Will Help You Shed Those Extra Pounds

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If gyming, running or any other mundane workout is not something you would fancy, you might want to give dance a try if thinking about shedding some pounds. Health experts and fitness specialists unanimously agree that dance has evolved into a form of exercise for weight loss and physical fitness and also approve of dance based exercise routines An hour of dancing is said to burn a minimum of 400 calories, in addition to a host of other benefits such as improved cholesterol levels, slower heart rate and lower blood pressure among many others. Dance workout is the new fad gaining immense popularity with people belonging to all age groups. There are many forms of dance that can help in reducing weight, all you have to do is choose the right type of dance depending upon your body structure, strength and stamina. Some dance forms are more strenuous than others so you ought to be smart in choosing the one that gets you going and yields best results. Here are some dance forms that could trig…