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    There are many reasons and ways for women to make health improvements, including belly dancing. Belly dancing is a form of movement that has been utilized in ceremonial and cultural performances for over a hundred years. There are many forms of belly dancing and many phrases or names for it as well, depending on the culture. In America, belly dancing is primarily used as a form of exercise, fun and entertainment. However, the health benefits of belly dancing far outweigh the entertainment aspect.

    Improves Muscle Tone


    One health benefit of regular belly dancing is the toning of muscles throughout your body. Regular and consistent belly dancing requires the use of many leg muscles, some arm movements and every muscle in between. This means improved over-all muscle tone.

    Develops a Stronger Core


    The type of movement that occurs with belly dancing automatically creates a strong core. The development of a strong core system means fewer back problems and a greater over-all strength. This will improve your mobility and posture as you age.

    Greater Flexibility


    Another benefit to belly dancing, particularly as the body ages, is the increased flexibility that naturally occurs. Increasing your body’s flexibility means fewer injuries in general and easier movement for other daily activities.

    Burn Fat and Calories


    Belly dancing is a series of movements, using the arms, legs and core muscle systems. It is also considered an aerobic activity. This combination means your body is burning more calories and shedding fat as it builds muscle tone. When you participate in belly dancing classes or practice on a regular basis the result can be weight loss. Achieving a healthy weight and doing an aerobic activity regularly is beneficial to your long term heart health as well.

    Reduces Stress


    As busy as many women are today, having a consistent outlet for stress reduction is a necessity, not a luxury. The occurrence of daily stress can wreak havoc on your body over time and belly dancing can help reduce that destructive stress. Many women utilize belly dancing as an outlet and see it as a form of self care.

    Increases Self Esteem


    A less often thought about benefit of belly dancing is the increase in self esteem that will happen as you gain more confidence and become more agile. Belly dancing incorporates many movements that come naturally to women. As you learn the graceful and flowing movements of belly dance you naturally develop a more positive presence and feel good about yourself and your ability.


    Increased Joy


    As you develop more confidence and your body becomes stronger, you will start to experience the joy of belly dancing. An increase in the feeling of joy is almost akin to a side effect, but a very positive side effect. When you have more joy in your life, you are more equipped to handle the stress that often comes up.


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    Keywords: health improvements, belly dancing. Belly dancing,cultural performances, Muscle Tone, health benefit, leg muscles, Stronger Core, back problems , Flexibility, body ages,Burn Fat , Calories, core muscle systems, heart health , luxury, self esteem, confidence

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    Default Health Benefits of Belly Dance

    Quote Originally Posted by sherlyk View Post


    There are many reasons and ways for women to make health improvements, including belly dancing. Belly dancing is a form of movement that has been utilized in ceremonial and cultural performances for over a hundred years. There are many forms of belly dancing and many phrases or names for it as well, depending on the culture. In America, belly dancing is primarily used as a form of exercise, fun and entertainment. However, the health benefits of belly dancing far outweigh the entertainment aspect.

    Improves Muscle Tone


    One health benefit of regular belly dancing is the toning of muscles throughout your body. Regular and consistent belly dancing requires the use of many leg muscles, some arm movements and every muscle in between. This means improved over-all muscle tone.

    Develops a Stronger Core


    The type of movement that occurs with belly dancing automatically creates a strong core. The development of a strong core system means fewer back problems and a greater over-all strength. This will improve your mobility and posture as you age.

    Greater Flexibility


    Another benefit to belly dancing, particularly as the body ages, is the increased flexibility that naturally occurs. Increasing your body’s flexibility means fewer injuries in general and easier movement for other daily activities.

    Burn Fat and Calories


    Belly dancing is a series of movements, using the arms, legs and core muscle systems. It is also considered an aerobic activity. This combination means your body is burning more calories and shedding fat as it builds muscle tone. When you participate in belly dancing classes or practice on a regular basis the result can be weight loss. Achieving a healthy weight and doing an aerobic activity regularly is beneficial to your long term heart health as well.

    Reduces Stress


    As busy as many women are today, having a consistent outlet for stress reduction is a necessity, not a luxury. The occurrence of daily stress can wreak havoc on your body over time and belly dancing can help reduce that destructive stress. Many women utilize belly dancing as an outlet and see it as a form of self care.

    Increases Self Esteem


    A less often thought about benefit of belly dancing is the increase in self esteem that will happen as you gain more confidence and become more agile. Belly dancing incorporates many movements that come naturally to women. As you learn the graceful and flowing movements of belly dance you naturally develop a more positive presence and feel good about yourself and your ability.


    Increased Joy


    As you develop more confidence and your body becomes stronger, you will start to experience the joy of belly dancing. An increase in the feeling of joy is almost akin to a side effect, but a very positive side effect. When you have more joy in your life, you are more equipped to handle the stress that often comes up.


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    Keywords: health improvements, belly dancing. Belly dancing,cultural performances, Muscle Tone, health benefit, leg muscles, Stronger Core, back problems , Flexibility, body ages,Burn Fat , Calories, core muscle systems, heart health , luxury, self esteem, confidence

    It is a form of dance that can be enjoyed by everyone.It doesn't depend on your size,age or your fitness level.

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