Posts in well-being
Ballet Body for Adults – Myths and Truths

There’s common saying that ballet world has perpetuated an unrealistic ideal. As a result, many adults are reluctant to try ballet because they are self-conscious about their body and find countless reasons or other self-deprecating remarks to discourage themselves. This negative attitude prevents many from experiencing the physical, mental, and social benefits that an adult ballet class has to offer. Let’s have a look at some popular misconceptions about the art form to help you to develop a healthy perspective if you are keen to develop your ballet body and enjoy wonderful benefits for your posture, fitness as well as overall wellbeing.

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Mind & Body in Balance

To be able to achieve long lasting progress, happiness and success in anything you do – finding the right balance is a must.

When we think about health, diet and exercise are typically the first things that come to mind. However, good health isn't just about the physical body. Our mind and body are interconnected and affect each other tremendously.

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How Much Exercise to Lose Weight?

It’s well known that exercise is vital if you’re looking to lose some weight. But sometimes if you do too much of exercise you might end up overeating as a result. Or, you don't work out enough and then you don't see any results on the scale. So how much exercise to lose weight is really needed?

Researchers and medical experts provide weight loss exercise recommendations per day and per week, not only for slimming down but also to prevent weight regain.

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How physical exercise improves your brain work

Research shows different activities have quite specific mental effects – here’s how moving your body could sharpen your ideas. The brain is often described as being “like a muscle”. It’s a comparison that props up the brain training industry and keeps school children hunched over desks. We judge literacy and numeracy exercises as more beneficial for your brain than running, playing and learning on the move.

When it comes to your brain, an oblique approach can be surprisingly effective. In particular, working your body’s muscles can actually benefit your grey matter.

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Flexibility & Stretching – How to Prevent Injuries

Achieving a certain degree of flexibility is absolutely critical for anyone involved in dance, exercise workouts or sports; otherwise there will be at some stage a breakdown in body tissues leading to an injury. If you are too tight in certain parts of your body, you are functioning below your real potential – remember that performance enhancement is the second very important reason to stretch: flexible muscles perform a lot better than tight muscles.

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10 Foods to Avoid if You Want to Have Flat Belly

We all want to have a flat stomach, but do you know that abdominal fat is the most difficult to deal with? You work out, you try to adopt healthy diet habits, but you don’t see visible results in the mirror. Stubborn belly fat is still there, and it seems that it doesn’t plan to go anywhere.

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Healthy Summer Dessert

You can make amazing ice cream and keep it healthy! There are lots of different ingredients to experiment with (coconut milk, frozen bananas, avocado, soy or almond milk), and you can do it with or without an ice cream maker. Here’s one simple summer desert recipe for you to enjoy. Sweet and creamy, it’s the perfect cold treat on a hot day!

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How to improve your health & happiness

In recent years, science has been showing posture to be a magic bullet for everything from low back pain to low energy and low self-esteem. Add to this (in case you haven’t heard) that sitting is now the new smoking. Our shoulders, backs and hips ache from sitting, our necks seem to be permanently bent over the smartphones, challenging our mind and body on daily basis both physically and psychologically.

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Have you ever wanted more?

One of the most powerful aspects of Ballet Body Sculpture that our members benefit from — that NO other fitness program offers — ballet based or otherwise, is access to world class mental coaching; and when I say world class, I really mean the highest international standard.

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Pamper your body with exercise!

Workout should not be a chore.  Exercising makes you feel terrific and look even better.  Your skin glows, your clothes fit better, you feel happier, relaxed and more confident, your sleep is more restful and satisfying at night.

So why do we sometimes fear it?

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The Best Stress Relief

For most of us stress is a regular part of the day. Some statistics suggest that up to 77 percent of us feel the physical effects of stress on a regular basis in the form of headaches, insomnia, anxiety, weight gain, muscle aches and pains, crankiness, and difficulty focusing. Learning how to deal with it in a healthy way can actually help get rid of some of the worst symptoms.

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Mindfulness For You!

Often the biggest barrier to our health and fitness goals is our own state of mind. Fear, frustration, a desire to wait to begin exercising until we lose some weight, have more time, less busy time at work, more energy... there are many reasons, when it comes to working out and getting results it is very easy not to make it happen. 

Sometimes all you need is a reminder to be mindful and to  take care of yourself!

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Mindset Strategies for Weight Loss

It's not exactly a secret that diet and exercise are key when it comes to weight loss, but don't overlook the hidden powers of your mind! Here are some mindset strategies to help you reach your weight-loss goals.

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Best Ways to Exercise at Home

Whether you're allergic to the gym, want to save money or crave convenience, exercising at home is an easy choice to make. What's more difficult is figuring out what to do. How do you set up an effective home workout? With Ballet Body Sculpture online classes the set up is very easy, for most video classes you don’t need any equipment, just your own body. Whether you are a complete beginner or more advanced, looking for a challenge, you have over 50 classes to choose from.

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What it Means – To Be Flexible?

Flexibility is the range of motion in a joint or group of joints or the ability to move joints effectively through a complete range of motion.

You probably know what it means when someone says they are flexible. It usually means that they can reach down and touch their toes or bend deeply into a squad.. But the definition of flexibility is more complicated than simply being able to do a single stretch.

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5 Reasons Why You Might Be Afraid to Hire a Personal Trainer

Though personal training is more mainstream than ever, there are still plenty of people hesitant to hire a trainer. They worry about the cost, they worry about the pain and they wonder things like: Will I look like a complete idiot? Is my trainer going to torture me? These fears are normal, but you shouldn't let them stop you from achieving your goals, and highly qualified personal trainer will certain help you to achieve it. Learn more about the most common fears and how you can get over them.

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The Importance of Stretching & Joint Mobility

Do you stretch when you exercise?

Stretching is the deliberate alignment of the muscles so called “lengthening”, in order to increase muscle flexibility and joint range of motion. Stretching exercises are one the most important important part of any exercise or rehabilitation program. They help warm the body up prior to activity thus decreasing the risk of injury as well as muscle soreness. The benefits of stretching are endless and have been proven through various studies over a long period of time. Stretching benefits people of all ages, and is intended for the young as well as the elderly population.

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9 Basic Ballet Terms & Benefits

Have you ever been to the ballet class and felt that they are talking some foreign language to you? That’s because in ballet classes or ballet workouts the tutor would always use French ballet terminology and call each ballet move a specific name. Which is why it makes it possible to learn ballet at any age. Terminology and structure helps to memories the movements, sequences and enjoy the progress! Ballet developed as a performance-focused art form in France, hence why all terminology is used in French.

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