Monday, April 16, 2012

Dancing Queen

What a great song but no doubt one that gets me off my chair and just makes me start dancing. And then another great song follows and I keep on dancing. Last time I did it I felt absolutely liberated and when I was done, I felt energized and full of life.


There are many health benefits linked to dancing... One of the most attractive ones is that it helps in maintaining {or losing for that matter} a healthy weight as it puts all your muscles into motion and that way helps you burn calories.


Dancing to your favorites tunes also helps in preventing osteoporosis, which is caused by a drop in estrogen levels, and the motion in our joints aids in keeping them lubricated which in turns helps in combating arthritis.


Because dancing requires a certain level of coordination and mental activity, it is a great way to keep you busy thus relaxing your mind and improving your memory {how about a little Tango!}... and all of this combined will work wonders on helping you stay young!


Finally, dancing is one of the most diverse types of exercising because of it's many forms and origins. You can go for the fast paced rhythms of salsa and samba or you can opt for the more classic moves of ballet routines. Whatever it is that you decide to groove on it will be a great way to elevate your endorphin levels... I mean, make you happy!

Have a great day and keep on moving!

43 comments:

  1. I love dancing. I can't help it when I hear a good beat! Have a wonderful week! xx

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  2. Love dancing! It's completely liberating just like you said! Great images!

    Barbara

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  3. Haven't danced outside my house in years because my husband doesn't like to but in the house - yep, all the time :)
    I'm absolutely going to have Dancing Queen stuck in my head all day now!

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  4. Dance is a great form of exercise. I look forward to my dance class every week.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  5. Ah! A post that is close to my heart. Yes, dancing is the miracle drug. I cannot imagine life without it.

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  6. I've been looking for different dance classes, just to pick up another hobby. Thanks for the little nudge :)

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  7. I wish i was better at dancing salsa with my husband! But I still enjoy dancing, even if its is in our living room1

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  8. I'm a dance teacher, but it's been ages since I just went out dancing...now the weekend can't come soon enough!

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  9. I am a dancing fool! It just makes me so happy!! Hope you had a great weekend!! xo Elizabeth

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  10. I love dancing - though I mostly do it at home since the kids came. :-)

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  11. This is so great. I love dancing!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  12. Dancing is wonderful. A few minutes a day with your fave songs and you feel so much better!! I love it :) x

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  13. I love dancing too! At home dance parties can be so fun!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  14. I love a mini dance party when immhome alone!

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  15. Nothing cures a bad move faster than dancing around the house.

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  16. Sometimes I think I should take a dance class. I'm embarrassingly awkward when I dance so I don't really do it often though it's fun when I stop thinking about it and do it. :)

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  17. That first photo is just so perfect! I grew up in ballet studios, and I love cozying back up to the barre–I even took John with me to a class! Poor guy was in such pain he couldn't even take part in the floor work!

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  18. I don't go out dancing at bars & clubs much anymore at my ripe old age of 29, but dance parties in the house? Still a regular event :-)

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  19. I am a closet dancer--I dance all the time at home, just little things like getting good news or eating a really good meal, lol. The best is when there are friends over and dancing breaks out--my favorite thing in life, I swear. Hope you are well Elie!

    xo Mary Jo

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  20. I agree! Dancing is a great form of activity! I love dancing ate party in the club, but I also often dance at home, when I'm alone ;)

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  21. Dancing is the best work out ever. I can't wait until I deliver this beach ball and can return to it!

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  22. You've just inspired me to go home and have a dance party, haha! But, i love dancing - whether it's at a party or by myself getting ready for work.

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  23. I love dancing! Beautiful images :)

    XX,
    Miranda

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  24. Yes yes YES! That song alaways makes me feel in the mood for a wee boogie haha. You're right, dancing is a fantastic way of keeping in shape. No excuses for late sat nights out huh? :P

    Eeli xo

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  25. One of the best ways to get in shape! :)

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  26. I'm not much of a dancer, but I enjoy busting a move every now and then.


    Maria @ Orchard Bloom

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  27. We're a dancing household, we put on the music and we're all boogieing!!

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  28. wow, amazing! i didn't knew all that power that dance had! i love dancing :))

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  29. I loved this post and have always wanted to learn how to dance properly; I knew it was great for fitness, but it seems there are so many other benefits too! Mmm you have me thinking now... xx

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  30. Makes me want to get up and dance. xoxo
    http://www.hellohellofriday.com/

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  31. Sometimes I feel the same way -- when certain songs come on, I can't help myself!
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  32. I wish my hair looked like the ballerina's every day! :) I'm glad you love dancing. I wish I felt the same! haha!

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  33. aah, what a great post! I have alway loved dancing, but lately I haven't done nearly as much of it as I should/would like to! Thank you for motivating me to find joy and better health in something I already love!

    Gorgeous pics!

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  34. Love this post! Dancing is the best medicine: you are being active, you laugh and you are socializing (unless you are alone), it always cheers me up! xoxo

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  35. maybe that is why zumba is so fabulous!

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  36. This post just made me super happy!!! I love those photos and now I want to dance the day away:) Muah, sweetie.

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  37. Lovely photos!!!

    Thanks for stopping by ;)

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  38. got to love a good dance tune!

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  39. I just pinned that first photo to Pinterest. I just love it!

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  40. The pictures in this post are so beautifully collected! I fell in love with every one of them. Lovely job.

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