Need a good reason to justify letting your hair down and heading out the door this weekend for a fun day/evening with friends? Well how about the fact that it can actually help support you and your fitness goals!
Here are 5 reasons you should plan some party time into your busy schedule!
Dancing is an excellent form of exercise - If you want a night out and you are worried about it interfering with your current fitness goals, then consider dancing as your main objective for your evening! Free-style dancing can be as vigourous as you like and can be an excellent way of burning calories as well as toning your whole body! Remember, you gotta move it to lose it, so if burning calories and toning up is your goal, don’t hold back! Put your dancing shoes on and get out there and dance to your heart’s content!
Reduces stress - Socialising with friends is a fantastic way to reduce stress, and let’s be honest stress is something that most of us experience to some degree on a daily basis. Dancing in particular is a great way to release pent up tension, and relax both your body and mind.
Socialising stimulates brain activity - It is important to make time to socialise, whether it be meeting up with friends or going out and making new friends. Socialising stimulates your brain’s activity which promotes your cognitive skills and helps enhance memory retention.
Being around other people stimulates personal growth - Personal growth is an important part of life. We get out there and experience different things, we might even make a few mistakes along the way, but this is all part of growing and learning. A big part of this growing and learning experience is through interacting with other people. So get out there and meet people, to help further your own personal growth and development!
- Because it can’t all be work and no play! - It is great having fitness goals, however life can’t be all work and no play! You don’t have to go out for a night of drinking and eating to have fun and socialize. So if sticking to a diet plan is part of your fitness plan, then work your day/evening out around that plan. You don’t have to say all or nothing… Look at the possible activities you can do that will help support your fitness goals, not hinder them; such as dancing, ice skating or indoor rock climbing!