Chances are, when you look at a professional dancer like Craig on Strictly, you probably feel more than a little body envy. Dancers are known for their lean, slim physiques. Most moms would love to have this kind of figure, but might not know where to begin.
Luckily, there are little tips and tricks that you can incorporate into your routine that will help you to get a dancer’s figure without making huge changes to your daily routine. Here are some of the health and fitness tips that you should steal from dancers.
If you think that dancers starve themselves, think again. Most professional dancers actually eat a great deal of food. After all, it’s hard to spend eight hours in a strenuous dance rehearsal on an empty stomach. However, dancers don’t gorge on cheeseburgers and junk food. Instead, they eat really clean food, with an emphasis on fruits and vegetables. Throughout the day, eat plenty of fresh produce and healthy foods to give your body the fuel it needs. This will also reduce your urge to snack on unhealthy junk food.
Tone Your Muscles
Most dancers don’t lift heavy weights. After all, they’re not after that “ripped” look. Rather, they want to look long and lean. If you want to get a dancer’s body, emulate this by doing moves like squats, leg-lifts, push-ups and even to drink Protein Shakes. These moves tone your muscles without adding any bulk. The finished result is that you look toned, not overly trained or bulky.
Have Fun With Your Cardio
Dancers don’t run, generally. It’s considered to be too grueling on the knees and a knee injury can kill a dancer’s career. Instead, their cardio comes from their daily dance rehearsals. While you might not be beginning a career as a professional dancer anytime soon, you can still have fun with your cardio. There are hundreds of dance workouts available for free online. You can do these videos in the privacy of your home, without having to worry about embarrassing yourself. They’re fun, but still give you the cardiovascular workout that you need in order to lose weight.
If you follow these tips, you can get a dancer’s figure. These little changes to your routine might seem simple, but they’ll make a huge difference.