Your Own Health. For the newbies, KFB Health Talk is a column where health–related
issues are examined to help us get more conscious about our health.
the last form of exercise that comes to mind. Though many of us gyrate
and dance at social functions, we think nothing of the calories we
of us have a mental picture of a group of people sweating it out on a
treadmill at the gym. This perception may not be right. Who says you
cannot have fun while trying to stay healthy. Studies show that dancing
can help you lose weight; stay flexible while also increasing your
dancer, Kaffy (Kafayat Ameh), who gave several dance routines at a
USN Fitness Workouthon at the National Stadium in Lagos, dancing is one
of the scientific ways to lose calories. In fact, it is the best form of
exercise for beginners and those above 50.
minutes a day is a fun form of aerobic exercise that help burn fatty
cells, especially around the stomach, thighs and generally all over the
notes that dancing is good for those who want to tone their muscles and
firm up their bodies.
your muscles in rhythmic fashion at a rapid rate. This movement helps
to exercise the muscles and burn your calories. It also firms your
abdominal cells, just as it helps to tone up the muscles of the legs,
thigh and buttocks.”
dancing as a form of exercise is the fact that it is one of the
healthiest and beneficial forms of exercise when done the right way.
advises that beginners, athletes or sports-persons that want to adopt
dancing as a body toning, work out or exercise routine should eat
balanced diets that are rich in vegetables.
supplements that are rich in protein and other essential minerals, which
one may not necessarily get through food, may help beginners build
Limited, distributors of Ultimate Sport Nutrition products, Mr. Rasheed
Mohammed, says that even though protein supplements are beneficial for
individuals and athletes who engage in exercises, they should not be
taken in place of food.
meant to be used as enhancers, hence, the need for consumers to always
take safe and natural food supplements.
get the best from food supplements because they are not your daily
foodstuffs. You have to be fit to get the best from them.
of the body. They are natural products not steroids. They are not
supposed to enhance performance. They contain nutrients that support
your natural talents and keep you on the platform,” he explains.
health. We must make critical decisions about our food and the
activities we engage in. It is not about eating what you want, it is
about eating right.
how to make it an exercise routine. To get the best of it, you can join
a dance class in your neighbourhood or enrol for an aerobic exercise
many of us just don’t know how to go about it
dancing may boost your memory and prevent you from developing dementia
as you get older. Science reveals that aerobic exercise can reverse
volume loss in the hippocampus, the part of the brain that controls
memory. The hippocampus naturally shrinks during late adulthood, which
often leads to impaired memory and sometimes dementia.
out, you might want to grab a partner, turn up the music, and tango. In a
controlled study in the Journal of Applied Gerontology, researchers found that partner dance and musical accompaniment could help bring about stress relief.
according to a study in that tested the effects of dancing on people
with depression. Patients who participated in an upbeat group dance
showed the fewest depression symptoms and the most vitality. Grab a
friend and go out dancing tonight.