Entertainment is a big part of modern living. People have a natural tendency to look for means to be amused and to take a break from the daily grind. The chance to pleasantly escape from the stress and pressures of work is too inviting to pass up. Aside from this obvious incentive, entertainment provides benefits that are far reaching than just simply passing time. It allows a person to relax and chill out. This interval, no matter how brief, helps a person to balance things out and to become more productive on a long term basis. (more…)
Ballroom dancing is a beautiful form of art. It has rhythm, elegance and grace and requires one to be highly disciplined. When the dancers move across the floor and showcase their skills with great finesse, they are like an artist’s impression. Ballroom dance was referred to as a kind of social dancing a few years back. This form of dance is popular today all around the world because of the mushrooming number of dance classes and competitions all over.
Ballroom dance came from the word ball, which is taken from a Latin word, ballare that means to dance. During the earlier days, this dance was only meant for the elite. (more…)
The fast pace of life these days makes it very easy to be lazy and do so little during the small period of spare time we get, because we’re tired. When we stay at home we relax by watching TV or drinking a glass of wine. These are activities that can build up fat fast. So it’s really important that you get regular exercise.
It can be quite challenging to those who are interested in incorporating fitness into their lives. There are a lot of different health and fitness programs on the TV, internet and radio. Because most of the exercises offered are unappealing, we really need a form of exercise that involves fun. There’s a fun and easy way to get exercise and it comes in the form of a new dance craze called Zumba.
The “in” thing when it comes to dance and fitness is Zumba dancing. Zumba is a Latin dance and cardio routine created by Colombian choreographer Alberto Perez. He intended to make losing weight both fun and enjoyable. The extra pounds are lost through a combination of exercise and dance moves, rather than just exercise and pain.
It is a combination of fun and fast dance moves from South America, Latin music and beats brought together to create a fitness workout. Zumba has been influenced by many dancing styles, and these include both Mambo and Salsa. People go back for more because of the Latin dance music that creates an extremely fun and exciting environment.
Zumba’s philosophy is that you groove and dance while getting a great workout at the same time. You will feel invigorated and refreshed without realizing that you are burning calories. The exercise can be set a pace that suits you.
Beginners do not have a hard time with this workout since the steps are so easy to pick up. Usually they start slowly before increasing the tempo once they get the hang of the basic moves. You be alternating moves and altering tempo during the routine, which makes for a perfect workout. This dance routine is considered to be free-flowing.
Regular cardiovascular exercise is the most efficient way to burn calories, lose weight and have a healthy heart, according to experts. During a session of Zumba, you will burn more calories than many other form of exercise. A typical session will last for an hour, which is a great exercise, especially if you do it a couple of times a week. Not only do you to lose weight with Zumba, but it also help you to lead a healthier lifestyle.