Losing Weight with Bellydance

People often ask me if they can lose weight by bellydancing. The answer is that you can lose weight with any sustained physical activity if you eat a healthy, balanced diet and you don’t have any underlying medical problems.

Belly dance moves  include those that are slow and wave-like as well as those that are fast and angular. You can use belly dance moves in a sustained, aerobic workout and burn a lot of calories. If you burn enough calories, bellydance will help you lose weight as well as sculpt your muscles, increase your flexibility, and improve your circulation. However, if you eat more calories than you burn off with your bellydancing, you’ll still gain weight, even though your body will be in better condition.

I think that one of the most beneficial aspects of bellydancing for weight control is that it’s so good for stress reduction. There’s nothing like listening to your favorite music and dancing freestyle with moves that are fun to do. It really takes your mind off of the problems of your everyday life. Since over-eating is often caused by too much stress, anything that you can do to focus your mind on something pleasurable is very helpful.

With bellydance and proper diet, you can lose unwanted pounds as well as experience many other benefits. For many women, it the best ‘weight’ to go!

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