Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ways to Stay Fit - Maintaining That Hip Hop Body

In one of my earlier posts, I explained the importance of physical fitness in hip hop dance. Today, I would like to share with you a few tips that can help you to stay in shape, which will in turn help you to move forward in dance.

The first step to becoming physically fit is to correct your eating habits. A common misconception is that workout and exercise alone can make you fit. The truth of the matter is that proper eating habits can help you more than exercise would. What you should try to do is stay away from saturated fats and trans-fats. A build-up of these fats can cause plaques to form in blood vessels, which results in less distribution of oxygen to cells via blood. This in turn provides insufficient energy for the body, and as I have said before, hip hop requires a lot of energy.

The next step in maintaining that hip hop body is to exercise every day. This doesn’t mean running on a treadmill for hours and pushing 100-pound weights every day. It simply means that some form of a work out is necessary. Half an hour of dance practice daily is enough to stay in shape.

All in all, the key to staying physically fit is proper eating patterns and daily exercise. You’d be surprised at the results if you haven’t already been following these rules. If you wish to add a few pointers, feel free to comment below.

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