Dancing

in Cardio,Whole Body

You might think we’re being funny, but dancing in the hotel room is a great way to have fun while burning calories and getting a great workout at the same time. We already know you sing in the shower but adding the rest of the program and shaking your groove thing can be an added abs workout. This hotel room workout is best done with the alarm clock radio or one of the popular music stations on TV. You can dance fast or slow but to get this workout down you’ve got to time yourself and stay in motion for ideally 30 minutes.

You’ll burn about 7 calories a minute or about 210 for a total of 30 minutes – not bad for a fun exercise! Do your best to work up a sweat, that’s the point at which your body temperature rises about 2 degrees Fahrenheit or approximately a degree Celsius. During the first 10 minutes of your dancing routine you’ll be burning off the sugar in your blood and then begin taking on the stored reserves in your liver. If you can keep the dancing up for up to and over 20 minutes your body will be forced to start using some of those fat reserves you see everyday in the mirror. This process can be accelerated somewhat by working out immediately after waking up, before consuming and food or drinks (aside from water).

kids dancingUsing Dancing For Your Hotel Room Workout

Either way it’s a fun way to mix up your stay and workout in any hotel room. Get creative with your moves and even expand your reach to other parts of the hotel room. Consider it practice for when you go out for the night. You’ll be a better dancer in better shape by adding dancing to your hotel cardio routine. To increase your balance and strengthen your joints, try dancing on the couch or even bed if it’s not too noisy. The varied surface causes more resistance and you’re body will need more energy in the form of calories to overcome it. Also, it will work your joints in the ankles, knees, and hips as they have to constantly have to adjust to keep you balanced.

The music you select for your dance hotel room workout should be upbeat and encourage you to move fast. One of the best iPhone apps for travelers is a good play list for your hotel room workout. Music has been shown to improve workouts but only if that music is upbeat. Slower music tends to lead to lackluster workouts and can discourage you from exercising which is hard enough to get into in a hotel room. Also, be aware of your surroundings, you don’t want to trip or stub your toe while dancing around your hotel room. The one thing this fun workout may do is prevent you from taking the workout seriously. Dancing isn’t squats or jumping jacks but don’t discount the value for your cardiovascular system – dancing can significantly increase your heart rate and make your heart a much more efficient and healthy muscle – all in the comfort of your hotel room.

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