Monday, September 01, 2008

Belly dancing to fitness

There is something exotic and sensual about belly dancing. Considered one of the oldest forms of social dance in the world, it is now one of the fun ways to get good workout.

Belly dancing provides you a good cardiovascular workout. You can increase your body’s flexibility and strengthen the ‘core muscles’, which is the torso.

Belly dance also emphasizes muscular ‘isolations’: you gain ability to move various muscles independently. Apart from the torso, you can build strength in your legs from the movements you make and also work the arms, shoulders and fingers while you sway.

As a form of exercise, belly dancing can burn as many calories as jogging, swimming or riding a bike. You also have fun doing it especially when there is exotic music playing in the background.

Belly dancing is less strenuous on the body and definitely more entertaining as compared to lifting weights or sitting on a bike.

If you seriously follow the proper techniques and practice belly dance, you will gain really toned muscles, especially in the tummy area. It will give you great hips, protect your inner organs and slim down the gut and tummy.

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