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Weight loss: How many calories you burn in an hour of moderate dancing

Aug 03, 2019

If you are someone who finds gymming dull and intimidating, then include dancing in your routine. Dancing is often considered as a recreational activity, but in reality, it can be an awesome fitness activity.

You can burn a good amount of calories if you practice it regularly. It does not matter if you choose salsa, hip hop, jazz, belly or ballet. As long as you enjoy it, move your body to the beat properly and be consistent about it to reap maximum benefits.

How many calories you burn in one hour

The number of calories you burn in an hour varies from person to person. It depends majorly on your body composition, what dance form your choose and your intensity. But on an average, a person weighing 56 kilos can lose up to 5.5 calories per minute while performing moderate dancing. So, as per a study published in Harvard Health Publishing, a person weighing 56 kilos can burn up to 330 calories in an hour.

Maintain calorie deficit

Dancing alone cannot make you fit and help you lose weight, it is important to create calorie deficit. One needs to eat 3,500 fewer calories in a week to lose 1 kilo of fat. Along with this, you need to perform moderate-intensity dance every hour, only then will you be able to lose 1 kilo of weight in 10 to 11 days.

Some important health benefits of dancing:

-It improves heart health

-It improves balance and strength

-It challenges your brain

-It improves flexibility

-It reduces stress

-It helps to lose weight

-It helps boost your mood

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