Posts Tagged:fitness

Popular Ballerina Stretches

Dancing is a great form of exercise and expression. In order to keep your body functioning and your muscles operating during peak performance, you need to stretch. Your body will benefit from you taking the time to stretch. Here is a list of stretches that will increase your flexibility and loosen up your tense muscles.…

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Morning or Evening: What Time of Day Should You Workout?

Rise and shine! Research suggests that anyone who wakes up with the sun and cranks out an early morning workout is doing their body a favor. Running on Empty A handful of small studies have shown that weight loss is more pronounced when you exercise in the morning on an empty stomach. It is believed…

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Should the Common Cold Postpone Your Workouts?

We all know that feeling of dread when a common cold starts to show its symptoms. Runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, and headaches can make the simplest everyday tasks seem impossible. Luckily for some, regular exercise does strengthen the immune system, making active people slightly less susceptible to the common cold. Unfortunately, that doesn’t…

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How Ballet Can Enhance Overall Athletic Performance

Contrary to popular belief, ballet isn’t just a delicate hobby reserved for women and girls. Regardless of shape, size or athletic ability, anyone can benefit from the physical and mental demands of a ballet class. Even for serious athletes who typically focus on weight training and building endurance, ballet could be an intrinsic part of…

Aging Adults prioritise physical activity by Rachel Withers fitpreneur BalletBeFit

Why Aging Adults Should Prioritise Physical Activity

In the UK, 10 million people are now aged 65 or older. That’s 16% of the population! Furthermore, we’ve seen a significant population growth among those 85 years and older. Advancements in medicine and education have played a huge role. This is great news because our loved ones can be with us longer to see…

Exercise Needs for Pregnant Women by Rachel Withers fitpreneur BalletBeFit

Exercise Needs for Pregnant Women

Childbirth is a beautiful part of life, but pregnancy does change a woman’s body. Many women who are pregnant (or plan to be) worry about the inevitable weight gain. Exercise During Pregnancy When you’re pregnant, you don’t have to abandon your usual fitness regimen. In fact, regular exercise during pregnancy has benefits for both mom…

The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down by Rachel Withers fitpreneur BalletBeFit

The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down

It’s an indisputable fact that exercise is good for your body, but making sure you take proper precautions and take care of your body before and after a workout is vital to your overall health. To avoid the risk of injury, taking time to warm up and cool down helps the body adjust to the…

A Beginner's Guide to Fitness Dance Class by Rachel Withers BalletBeFit fitpreneur

A Beginner’s Guide to Fitness Dance Class

If you’re looking for a fun workout that makes you feel like a diva on the dance floor, a fitness dance class is for you. In a fitness dance class, you dance to great music and burn calories without realizing you’re working out. Although dance classes are some of the most fun cardio fitness classes…

How Dance Combats Dementia by Rachel Withers

How Dance Combats Dementia

For some, dancing is a fun, effective means of physical fitness. For others, it is much more. Recent studies show that frequent dancing may improve cognitive function, offering protection from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia and Dance As we age, our brain loses mental connections when brain cells deteriorate. Those with Alzheimer’s and other forms…