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dance classes for weight loss featured (1).jpgSummer will be here before you know it. Now’s the time to start working on your summer plans and your summer body. Eating right and getting regular exercise are key to getting in shape, but can feel so overwhelming to start. The trick to getting that beach bod? Finding an outlet you love that is also good for you. That’s where Arthur Murray New Jersey comes in!

Dance your way to health

dance classes for weight loss 1 (1).jpgWe all wish there was a quick fix to losing weight and getting in shape. But most experts agree, it takes time and discipline. With regular exercise, it can take six to eight weeks to see some changes in health and three to four months to see more drastic physical changes, according to personal trainer, Jamie Logie.

It’s recommend to get  30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week for everyday health. To lose weight or tone up, that number will have to increase. How long you should exercise each day will depend on the intensity of the activity as well as your personal fitness goals. Some activities, such as swing and samba dancing will burn more calories than others.

dance classes for weight loss 1 (2).jpgFinding an exercise program that you enjoy, such as dancing, will increase the chances that you’ll stick with it long term. Working out isn’t a chore when you’re having a blast. Dancing allows you to constantly move your whole body, without feeling like you’re working. Group exercise classes can also make it fun and social, giving you accountability and making the time pass quicker.

So try dancing your way to your beach bod! Not only can dancing help you burn calories and shed pounds, it can also help increase your confidence, improve flexibility, and relieve stress.

Eating right

We can’t ignore the benefits of eating well for weight loss. Coupled with exercise, a diet full of vegetables, protein, and fiber will help you reach your goals quicker.

dance classes for weight loss 4 (1).jpgFilling your plate with green veggies will add vitamins, minerals and fiber to your diet. Many green vegetables are low calorie, and help burn calories by consuming them. Load up on kale, spinach, broccoli, bell peppers, cucumbers, celery, zucchini, brussel sprouts and more to start out your weight loss goals.

Protein and fiber help you stay full longer, curbing your appetite and keeping you more satiated throughout the day. Aim for 20 grams of fiber daily from whole grains, fruits, and vegetables and three servings of lean protein each day from foods such as fish, white meat chicken and lean beef.

Keeping sugars and starches to a minimum is also essential when trying to lose weight. Foods like rice, bread, pasta, soda, and cereals can leave you feeling hungry, causing you to eat more in the long run.

Pass the Agua

dance classes for weight loss 2 (1).jpgThe importance of drinking water throughout the day cannot be understated when trying to get fit. Drinking water helps boost metabolism, heeds hunger, increases your energy, and fuels your workouts. A good rule of thumb is to drink half your weight in water ounces each day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should get 75 ounces of water daily. Remember, you’ll want to be fully hydrated to get you through your awesome dance workouts!

dance classes for weight loss (1).jpgDon’t put off your fitness goals any longer. The bikinis are already donning store shelves and summer will be here before you know it. Call us today for your free lesson. Trust us, your future sexy self will thank you!

 

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