Dance Your Way to HappinessThe simple act of dancing has been proven to significantly increase your body’s production of endorphins, the ‘happiness hormone’, more so than any other form of activity. Ever wonder why everyone seems to be deliriously happy whenever they dance? Well, now you have an answer. Dancing also helps reduce the level of cortisol, which is commonly referred to as the stress hormone. That’s right, dancing can help manage stress and make you objectively happier at the same time. And when it comes to dancing, can you think of a dance form that’s more filled with joy than our very own Bollywood style?
It Burns Fat Real FastAs long as you’re doing it right, an intense bhangra session can see you lose up to 500 calories in a single hour! To put that in perspective for you, swimming – which many people consider the ultimate in cardio workouts – burns about 600 calories per hour on average. With such a minimal difference, is it any wonder then that so many people are queueing up for bhangra exercise sessions across the world? Is it really exercise if it’s this much fun to do?
It’s a Full-Body WorkoutBhangra, which is the base for so many of our dance styles which feature in movies, spares no body part an intense workout. It’s not just the core muscles and your limbs we’re talking about – just think of all the jumping involved in a full bhangra routine. It’s not just a few hip thrusts here and there when you’re doing bhangra, which would explain why you’ve probably never seen Amitabh Bhachchan or Salman Khan attempt the dance.
Still sceptical? Try It YourselfThis is just a basic bhangra workout, but it should be enough to give you an idea of just how difficult, yet fun, this form of exercise can be.
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