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Spice Your Life With Pole Dancing

Submitted by Stella Morgan on July 8, 2010

Pole dancing is an art which is a combination of dancing and gymnastics. Over the last few years many art schools have recognized this form of dance hence its popularity is increasing. Pole dancing is a sensual dance performed on a vertical pole and many fitness centers now include pole dance exercise among other forms of exercise. It requires a lot of strength, endurance and flexibility and can be included as either an aerobic or a non aerobic workout.

The typical pole dancing moves would include climbing, spinning and swinging on the pole. When the pole is used as a prop during workouts it increases the upper body strength as well as tones the entire body. Pole dancing for fitness has also gained popularity among men and many men now incorporate pole dancing into their fitness regimen.


Benefits of Pole Dancing: As mentioned earlier pole dancing is a type of an aerobic exercise, it also helps in burning up to 250 calories an hour. It makes your body more agile, improves your posture, builds body confidence, flattens the abdomen and strengthens your muscles while enjoying the fun dance moves. Women who have been using pole dancing as part of their workouts develop their arm and core strength very quickly.  The good news is that you need not be very flexible when you try pole dancing for the first time.

Strength and flexibility gradually develops and pole dancing is suitable for people of any age and figure. Many people have stated that it is a fun filled exercise and an easy way of burning calories as compared to the boring, monotonous treadmill or the exercise bike. Pole dancing also helps to keep heart diseases, blood pressure problems, and diabetes at bay.

One of the major benefits of pole dancing is that one can continuously make use of the pole as a prop which helps to ease the pressure on the main joints of the body.

Pole dancing is also a good way to increase your self esteem and change the way you carry yourself. This kind of dancing can also keep you psychologically fit along with the physical benefits, as it has a positive effect on the sensory areas of the brain, which causes it to release serotonin and endorphins which are the hormones responsible for keeping you happy and maintain a feeling of euphoria. You should not attempt pole dancing without the help of an instructor but once you have mastered it, you can continue this exercise in the comfort of your own home.

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