How To Slim Down with Ballet
Ballet-inspired workouts blast fat, focusing on lower-half results such as abs, bottoms, and legs shaping. Here's the secret: Most exercises involve "micro-movements," in which you move just an inch or two. They take out the momentum, forcing you to stay in the contraction, which tires muscles faster, giving you faster results.
Ballet can help you burn a tremendous amount of calories and subsequently lose weight. Ballet involves total-body rhythmic movements that elevate your heart rate, breathing rate, circulation, and muscular activity. In fact, ballet elevates your metabolism 3-6 times above your resting metabolism. In other words, you’ll burn 3-6 times more calories when you’re dancing versus resting (known as 3.0 - 6.0 METS). For the average adult, this equates to burning approximately 3.5 to 7 calories per minute. If you’re aspiring to lose weight, ballet can be a fun and invigorating activity to help you reach your goals fast.
An added benefit, according to the Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease) - Ballet, like no other workout - can help to develop a great posture to make you look taller as well as more confident in your daily life!