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Can I lose weight by dancing?

Yes, you can burn a tremendous amount of calories and subsequently lose weight by dancing. Dancing involves total-body rhythmic movements that elevate your heart rate, breathing rate, circulation, and muscular activity. In fact, dancing elevates your metabolism 3-6 times above your resting metabolism. In other words, you’ll burn 3-6 times more calories when you’re dancing versus resting (known as 3.0 - 6.0 METS). For the average adult, this equates to burning approximately 3.5 to 7 calories per minute. If you’re aspiring to lose weight, dancing can be a fun and invigorating activity to help you reach your goals.

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