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How can I prevent injury when taking ballroom dance lessons?

How can I prevent injury when taking ballroom dance lessons?

Stretch and.........: The key to any sport is to stay in aerobic shape, always stretch before exercise, and stay well hydrated. If you feel pain, talk to the dance instructor about additional ways to prevent injury - don't be afraid to sit out a dance or two if you feel tired. ...Read more

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Is dance dance revolution good exercise?

Is dance dance revolution good exercise?

Can be: Especially on the more extreme levels. I just tell patients, that anything that gets you moving and your heart rate up is great. And it's even better if you love to do it, as that will help you do it consistently. That's one of the keys of exercise, you have to do it consistently! ...Read more

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Is dance dance revolution a good way to exercise?

Is dance dance revolution a good way to exercise?

Fun: It's a fun way to exercise, however it that alone may not be sufficient to serve as you primary means of exercise. ...Read more

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What was that saint's dance? Do people really have that?

What was that saint's dance? Do people really have that?

Beautiful: The dancing saints is a beautiful icon of christ & saints dancing at the saint gregory of nyssa episcopal church in san francisco. I suggest you google it to look at photographs. It is very inspirational. ...Read more

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Why am I starting to lose my ability to dance?

Impossible: If this is not a joke, I apologize. You have provided zero symptoms. Or specific explanatory signs to define what you mean. There is nothing on which to comment in any medical way. ...Read more

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Can taking waltz dance lessons help me lose weight?

Can taking waltz dance lessons help me lose weight?

Maybe, a Little: Using the largest muscles in the body & carrying our entire body weight is the best cardiovascular exercise. Additionally recurrent mild impact exercise is helpful for stimulating maintenance of bone strength. Keep in mind: 1 lb fat = 6-12 hrs intense workout. Exercise & building muscle mass can impact fat mass, but takes a lot of work, thus best make it fun so that you are more likely to continue. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my quads during dance?

What to do if I have pain in my quads during dance?

Pains in quads dance: Check with your team but need to know if you have just started dancing? So you may be using muscles you have not used a while. Does the pain stop when you stop. And then start again when you dance again? Can you dance thru the pain? Write down your answers and take to your team. Ask them to check the pulses in your feet. if you smoke stop now. Keep us posted. ...Read more

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Will taking a modern dance class help me lose weight?

Will taking a modern dance class help me lose weight?

Yes: If you get at least a little bit short of breath and if it curbs your appetite, especially y making you feel better about yourself. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my piriformis hurts from dance?

What do you suggest if my piriformis hurts from dance?

Piriformis: Lots of stretching... although to have 'just' piriformis pain after dance is rare. It might just be pain from working out, depending on the dance, and your hip rotators all might be sore. Drink plenty of water and stretch all rotators and hip muscles just after warm-up, and also during cooling down if possible. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Need to lose weight fast for formal dance. What should I do?

Need to lose weight fast for formal dance. What should I do?

Fasting: I many cultures fasting (not eating) is used for short periods of time. Water has no calories and you must stay well hydrated.This is not a good way to lose weight for anyone;a well balanced diet with extra fruits and veggies, low fat foods, less refined wheat(white bread), and most importantly:exercise. ...Read more