A 30-year-old member asked:
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would i burn more calories dancing if i used dumbbells at the same time?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: This would increase the weight which would increase the energy expenditure.
Answered on Feb 24, 2013
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But be careful. There is a good chance you may injure yourself, if not used to doing it.
Answered on Feb 24, 2013

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
You might: The use of dumbbells during dancing could increase your caloric expenditure, but perhaps at the expense of risking injuries.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
As an exercise: If you generate a sweat it is an aerobic exercise but any activity burns calories to some degree.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Exercising is Good: There is no answer that would be valid or provable. There are just too many variables but, the answer is probably 200 to 300 calories give or take.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
600-900 calories/hr.: Calorie expenditure is dependent upon the your weight, fitness level and activity intensity. Assuming intense dancing activity in an average adult, y ... Read More
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