How can dance burn calories?


Dance burns calories because it’s a moderate to vigorous activity that requires you to move at a moderate to fast pace while standing. Dancing is very comparable to jogging, or running as far as energy requirements.  

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Burning calories is as easy as moving your feet. Watch as choreographer Stepp Stewart shows Dr. Oz easy dance moves that make the heart pump.

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Exercise For Weight Loss

Exercise For Weight Loss

Regular exercise, along with diet, is a critical part of any weight loss program and is often listed first when suggesting weight loss tips. To lose weight, your body has to be burning more calories than it's taking in – a difficu...

ult thing to do if you aren't actively working out. But it doesn't have to be a daunting exercise. Fun activities like gardening, dancing, walking, yoga and swimming can help you burn as many calories as an afternoon at the gym.

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