The aerobic dance is one of the best ways in which you can keep being fit and at the same time avoid strenuous exercising. Today, obesity and high blood pressure are the main factors for heart attacks and strokes and one way to avoid these diseases is through aerobic exercises. A proper aerobic program will help the blood circulation become more efficient, will lower the blood pressure and will burn body fat. As a result, muscles and blood will receive more oxygen and the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides will significantly decrease. These are just a few reasons while you should consider starting an aerobics program. The great thing about this is that aerobic dance has nothing to do with jumping as you need to permanently keep one foot on the ground. Aerobic dancing is one of the most fun ways to stay fit as it combines fat burning exercises, muscle building exercises and stretching. This is a fun way to spend your time and to keep in fit without feeling the fatigue of a usual aerobic program.
Aerobic dancing classes are provided by most gyms now and they also offer different levels of intensity. There are low-impact classes that are conducted at a lower pace so that beginners can keep the pace. However, if you have been working out before you might want to skip this level as it will not improve the efficiency of your heart and lungs. Also, intermediate and high-impact classes are available for people who are fit and want to work out harder. No matter if you are a beginner or if you are used with aerobic exercises you should pay a lot of attention not to overuse your muscles. This is the main cause of most injury occurrence.
However, there are other reasons that may cause injuries, such as dancing on the wrong type of floor. Thus, you are advised not to take these classes on concrete or tile floors as they are too hard. On the other hand, too soft floors are also dangerous as they can cause ankle sprains. You should also avoid floors that are exaggeratedly sticky or slick. The best floors for dance aerobic exercise are the hard wood or "floating" floors.
It is recommended that you exercise at least 20 minutes, three times a week, (30 minutes is even better) using 60 percent of your maximum heart rate in order to have a healthy body. It is also very important that before starting any type of workout programs you should get a medical check up. In case you decide to join dance aerobics classes you should choose a certified instructor who will be able to lead safe and effective classes. It is important to note that exercises are considered to be aerobic when they are done at a lower intensity without requiring stopping to rest.
Some of the most common such exercises are dancing, walking, hiking, swimming, skiing, and bicycling.