The Cooper Institute

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH


Do What Moves You

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Monday, Jul 27, 2009

I don’t know how many of you out there are fans of the summertime reality TV show, “So You Think You Can Dance.”  I sure am.  And if you watched it last week, you’d know why.  Two of the contestants performed a dance about a woman dealing with breast cancer that was emotional, inspiring, and powerful.  Sorry, but the link to the YouTube clip of the dance has been removed because of a copyright claim by the production company.  You can tune in on Wednesday nights for the next two weeks to catch the remaining dancers dance their hearts out!

We focus on calorie balance in the Stand Up & Eat blog.  And dancing is a great way to burn calories.  For sure, the dancers on the SYTYCD show burn a LOT of calories each week as they rehearse and perform their different couple and solo routines.

But I’ll bet you that not a one of the dancers thinks about how many calories they have burned with each practice session.   No, they are dancing because they have a passion for dance as a creative, artistic outlet.  They are expressing themselves through movement.

So my wish for you as you look for ways to be more physically active (and yes, burn more calories) is to simply do what moves you.  You will have more fun and stick with it longer, hopefully for a lifetime.

What moves you?