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Men's sexual health is not only the absence of disease, it is an optimal condition that includes libido, or sexual desire, and the ability to obtain and sustain an erection. Optimal sexual health is the result of several psychological, physical, and sociological factors. There are some foods…

As you get older, your body fails to absorb enough vitamin B12 from your diet. Most women over 40 are most likely deficient. You are even prone to the deficiency if you take certain medications for weight loss, if you have type 2 diabetes, or PCOS which is polycystic ovary syndrome. Whether you have…

Electrolytes are minerals that produce an electric charge in your body. They are found in plenty in your urine, blood, and body fluids. It is imperative to maintain the right electrolyte balance to ensure that blood chemistry remains optimal and other processes such as muscle action are not…

Feelling better and staying stronger is important during cancer treatment. The type of food you eat will determine your overall well-being during the process. Chemotherapies and Physiotherapies are pretty harsh and invasive. Fortunately, keeping a healthy diet will help you feel better and give you…

If you’ve considered sugar substitutes as a means to combat your cravings and eventually help control your weight, think again. With obesity being declared a global epidemic, it’s no wonder the food industry offers multiple sugar substitute products to keep sales up. But consuming…

When you hear about “junk food” you automatically think about something unhealthy. In the end, we can’t blame you! Most of the food nowadays is made from unhealthy ingredients that will harm your health, not to mention that they don’t provide any nutritional value. However,…

Avocados/Avocado Oil: This fruit is rich in mono-unsaturated fats, fibre, vitamin E, and proteins. Adding avocados to your diet controls bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol. Pregnant women can have this vitamin as it reduces risk of birth defects. It reduces the risk of heart diseases.…

When you are feeling down with the blues and maybe experiencing symptoms of depression, there may be some causes that are not just due to chemical changes in the brain. In fact, there are many things that have been linked to depression. One substance linked to depression is refined sugars which…

How can dancing be considered a fitness program?

You must’ve heard about Zumba. The popular dance workout looks like more of a dance party than a fitness program! The US National Library of Medicine or the NCMI recognises dance as a form of exercise. According to their report, many people don't feel the need to exercise and stay under-active.

 

There are many alternatives to exercising alone at the gym. For example sports. But not many feel they can be good at or are interesting in games. Joining a gym or exercise club can be costly.

 

Dancing, however, is easy, affordable and one of the best ways to get your body moving.

 

You can dance your way to fitness and when you do it with a group you stand the chance of improving your social skills. Fitness is not all about just physical strength. You want improve your mental capabilities too and dancing is an excellent way to improve your mental health.

 

Whether you dance in a group or if you dance with a partner, dance as a fitness program has an instructor leading the group. It also encourages people to cooperate with each other and is not as competitive as many sports activities can be.

 

It's not just Zumba. You can choose a variety of dance forms that suit your preference and needs. You can consider ballroom dancing, Irish set dances, tap dancing, or Latin American dances. Whichever dance form you choose, performing it regularly improves your balance, coordination, mental health, and strength. 

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