?Shake Your Groove Thing??Today!

It?s National Dance Day! This fun-filled day of music and movement, celebrated annually on the last Saturday of July, is inspired by one of my favorite TV shows, So You Think You Can Dance.

The thing I love about dancing is that anyone can dance! It?s a ?no experience necessary? activity (Shhh! Chris is proof of this!)?you don?t need any lessons, an instruction manual, or even any practice?just move and do your own thing. It can?t get much better than that. ?

And while you?re moving and doing your own thing, you?re also burning some serious calories?around 100 every 20 minutes! The best part is, you?ll be having so much fun that you won?t even realize you?re working out, and the more you ?get into it,? the more calories you?ll burn!

Anyone can find a favorite style of dance because there are so many to choose from: zumba, jazz, salsa, swing, ballroom, hip-hop, line, modern, belly, Latin, or invent a new one that?s all your own.

Dancing is also a great family-friendly activity?even the littlest ones can participate. It can be as simple as turning on your favorite tunes, gathering the kiddos, and moving to the music. Teach them some of your favorite moves and learn some of theirs. Or try one of the many dance-inspired video games that appeal to pretty much everyone from toddlers to grandparents.

So ditch that Saturday to-do list for a while. After all, ?Life is short and there will always be dirty dishes, so let’s dance? (James Howe).

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  1. I wish there were more plus size classes. Many of us feel self concious and would be more comforable in a crowd of people like us. I loved the plus sized yoga class. I love to dance and would love the chance to do that with a group of others.

  2. Heidi! You and Chris have been huge motivators through my past six months. I watch Extreme Weight Loss and am amazed at the results the two of you have produced! Here’s hoping I have a chance at that autographed copy of Choose More Lose More for Life! I love the banter between you two and what you both are committed to doing for others. You both are very inspirational. 65 pounds lost and still going – workouts have increased now and I feel so much more alive and active. Thank you!

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