I Love Dancing!

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According to the SFU Active Living Info page…

It’s hard to find time to get out and get active! Luckily, activity doesn’t need to occur in long, structured sessions – and it doesn’t need to occur at the gym! Similar positive health benefits are possible by accumulating 30 to 60 minutes of activity in short bouts throughout the day. With the ‘ultimate goal’ being 10,000 steps a day, have a look at how some of the activities we do in our day-to-day lives contribute to this goal!

Here are some examples of how you can ‘fit it in’:

  • Housework. 45 minutes of housework is equivalent to 3,366 steps.
  • Climbing stairs. 10 minutes of stair climbing is equivalent to 1,200 steps.
  • Wii. 20 minutes of moderate Wii intensity is equal to 1,250 steps.
  • Dancing. 60 minutes of dancing is equal to 7,194 steps.
  • Yoga. 40 minutes of yoga is equal to 2499 steps.

Well I am currently taking a dance course at school so I have been stepping up a storm if that is true!

Often I stay after class just to use the studio, it’s so nice to have a space to dance!

I have found this to be a really great way to learn more about eating for energy (yay fruit and smoothies!) and for taking care of my body (ie stretching). I have also discovered some other hobbies as a result of dancing – like swimming. Dancing is awesome : )

Swing Time Santa

Swimming is awesome! Yay!

swimming?
From Wikipedia:

Swimming may refer to:

Movement and sport in water

That definition made me laugh : P

I went swimming for what I thought was the first time in years (but later realized I went swimming in California this summer haha, I am a lucky bum) recently. I am taking both dance and acting this semester at school and because of that I am intensive physically active for 2 to 3 hours a day, 4 days in a row. Last week I GOT SUPER SCARED because my knees turned purple. They looked like “knee hickey’s”. My Mom asked if I was crawling around. I wasn’t. I went to the doctor and was told that my knees are just overstressed (too much plié haha). He recommended I rest them and go swimming.

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Wikipedia says:

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise. Because the density of the human body is very similar to that of water, the water supports the body and less stress is therefore placed on joints and bones. Swimming is frequently used as an exercise in rehabilitation after injuries or for those with disabilities.

Swimming Panda

It might be all in my head but my knees feel nice now. And I smell like chlorine haha.

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Oh and I had good pool talks too. I love my friends : )