HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas season and are looking forward to 2014!!
I am sure you, along with 98% of Americans, have made your New Year’s Resolution/Intention list. And if I had to bet, something about being healthy, losing weight, getting more active, etc., made it’s way to the top. Feel good that you aren’t alone!
No matter what your healthy/fitness/diet related resolutions are, let me tell you that having a dance party is a great way to get there. I love simple solutions and a dancing your way to a healthier you is just that! What’s a dance party…so glad you asked…
Dancing around your house with your favorite music blaring! If you have kids…awesome…they will LOVE it!
But what does a dance party have to do with staying/getting healthy? Well, let me tell you!
1) Burn calories – Of course any movement is going to burn calories. But dancing around is so much more fun than running on a treadmill!
2) Fun – I mean who doesn’t love to dance! Ok..well..I don’t…at least not at weddings and other social gatherings. But at my house, alone or with my family…LOVE IT!
3) Cleansing – Oh yeah, both physically and emotionally. It’s pretty hard to be sad hoping around to Taylor swift, Beyonce, or whoever it is that gets your feet tapping! Plus if you get a nice glistening sweat, you will lose nasty toxins in your body! Bonus!
4) Kick Start – You are going to feel so good after dancing around that you will be more positive about the other health goals you have set!
There really isn’t a negative here. Get up and DANCE! I mean, just check out how much fun these guys are having!
In my house dance parties happen just about everyday. Usually the are spur of the moment, but they are always a great time! We even have dance-offs and have the kids judge us. It’s so fun! Post some of your family dance party videos here and let’s all dance to a better year!
Disclaimer – We get a bit crazy and jump and twist and go nuts! However, by the time I remembered I wanted to capture our dance party on video, we were pretty tired…so here’s us jumping around to music..you can call it “dancing” if you want, we do!
Heather blogs at The Healthy Hen, where she writes about being healthy in what we eat, what we do and how we live. She’s Mama Hen to 3 little chicks and wife to the Big Rooster. She’s passionate about being healthy and has a degree in Exercise Science. She believes being healthy is way, WAY, more than just eating salads and being gym rats. It’s about having fun and spending time with those you love, too. Going to the circus with your family can be just as healthy and good for you as running a 5k. Celebrating birthdays and watching your kids laugh is just as healthy for your soul as strength training is for your bones. Be healthy!
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