Welcome to First Saturday Dancers! We are here to show you how something that can be so much fun as dancing can also have a serious side in helping to keep you fit and healthy and promote good health, vitality and general well being. There are many different types of dance, but we are primarily interested in those forms that have a lot of get up and go in them that allow you to get very active and work on moves that will boost your strength, stamina and overall levels of fitness.
In your search for the way to health fitness and growth, you will come across many things that will help the process to be a successful one. Physical and mental growth come from getting a better understanding of how to work with both the mental and physical aspects your yoru being.
It may come as no real surprise that promoting your own health fitness and personal growth, you will be making vast improvements in your own well being and in the way you live your life. Physical exercise is a big part of this and one of the best ways of getting a great physical workout that is bith beneficial and enjoyable is by dancing!
Dancing to Fitness
You really can dance to fitness by making a commitment to dance energetically and for a reasonable length of time each day or as often as you can. The more you can do, the better for you as it gets you active and promotes good health. Dancing does this by boosting your body's metabolism which in turn helps it to burn more of the calories that you are consuming through your food. This keeps your weight in check and at the same time maintains healthy strong muscles throughout your body which are essential for your long term fitness.
When you dance to an upbeat tempo and use energetic steps and moves, you are effectively giving yourself an aerobic workout. The only difference is that you are doing something that you really enjoy. And when you get a great deal of enjoyment from an activity like this, it doesn't seem like exercise at all!
Activity and Health
There are a variety of excellent ways in which to develop and maintain a good level of health. One of those ways is to stay active for a respectable percentage of your day. It may not seem like the kind of advice that you'd get from a gym trainer or sports coach, but unless you're training to become an athlete, it is not so necessary to work out for great lengths of time each day in order to be fit and healthy.
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Dancing and Weight Control
One of the great things about dancing often is that it gives your body a great workout even when it doesn't feel like it. That's probably because when you're dancing, you are enjoying yourself so it doesn't seem anything like a chore! There are a lot of health benefits that come with regular dance and one of those is that you get to keep your body weight in check without it seeming like you are undergoing any kind of weight control program to do it.
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Zumba Fitness DVD Workouts
Of all the dance related fitness programs that have ever materialized in the last 40 or so years, nothing really comes close to the explosion of popularity enjoyed by the Zumba dance experience. This is a fantastic learning tool for a variety of dance based workout routines that just about anyone can learn to use and the best part of it all is that it really a lot of fun to do.
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What is Good Health?
It is common to hear people talking about the state of their health. Some say they are in good health, while others talk about their ill health or that of others. But what exactly is good heath and how do we know when we are experiencing it? This article takes a look at that aspect of our lives and explains it in simple terms.
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You'll find that there are a large variety of diets that are available when you go looking for something to help you in your own journey towards a better level of general physical health. In fact there are different diets intended for different things which can be anything from losing weight to relieving diet related health problems. Most of these diet plans can sometimes seem like an awful lot of really heavy work for many people.
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What is Aerobic Dancing?
If you have ever seen a clip on the TV of a gym class with about a dozen or so women dressed in tight leotards and trainers moving in unison to the steps and movements of a teacher facing them to loud, heavy beat electronic music, then you were witnessing an "aerobics class" of some description. The women were doing what can essentially be called dance aerobics, a term coined for aerobic exercises that are done to music with movements that emulate some high energy dance moves.
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Cardiovascular Step Test
In order to ascertain the levels of fitness in the area of a man or woman's cardiovascular response, a very definite test has been devised that can provide measurable and reliable results. This test is often referred to as the "cardiovascular step test", which is sometimes shorteded to the "cardio step test".
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A lot of the reasons for people becoming unhealthy, gaining too much weight and generally feeling low in energy and lacking in get up and go is because they tend to snack on all the wrong things. We are surrounded by all manner of great sounding snacks to eat between meals and the industry that produces them is very proactive at advertising them to make sure they sell in huge quantities, which they do.
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