Monday, November 15, 2010

Dance Your Way To Good Health

Which are the cardio activities that blast fat the fastest? According to a recent article in, which listed the top seven metabolic rate enhancing activities, dancing comes in at number six. Here are the top seven fat and calorie burners, from Los Angeles, USA based celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza who has helped shape the amazing bodies of stars like Jessica Alba, Halle Berry and Anne Hathaway.

1. Inline skating
Burns 425 calories in 30 minutes

2. Running
Burns 374 calories in 30 minutes

3. Jumping rope
Burns 340 minutes in 30 minutes

4. Hula hooping
Burns 300 minutes in 30 minutes

5. Tennis
Burns 274 minutes in 30 minutes

6. Dancing
Burns 221 calories in 30 minutes

7. Walking vigorously
Burns 170 calories in 30 minutes

While the article says that dancing may not be the biggest calorie-burner in the bunch, it is still an excellent and fun metabolism booster. (Just look at Kelly Osbourne who jump-started her amazing 42-pound loss with Dancing With The Stars.) The key is to keep the tempo high, choosing songs with fast rhythms like Latin or Bollywood, and don't rest between songs. To boost your burn, use your arms. Raise them in the air and move them to the beat.

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