Why do so many professional dancers practice yoga? It’s an important question. Yoga can seem quite remote and mystical, but it is a verified form of exercise that many professional athletes rely upon. Here’s what you need to know.
During our exercise segments, we’ve been looking at different exercises that can help professional dancers. Today we’re tacking the elephant in the room: is dancing a good form of exercise? Everybody knows that (ahem – without the correct footware) it can lead to injury, but do the benefits outweigh the risks?
So far in the nutritional series, we have looked at the role of hydration and protein in maintaining energy and fitness. This week, we’re entering controversial territory. Often vilified and maligned, today we’re looking at the deeply misunderstood world of the carbohydrate. Love them or hate them, carbs are crucial for professional dancers. Let’s see
Some people enjoy it. Some people loathe it. Everybody, we are told, ought to be doing more of it. If you’re a dancer, the chances are that you’re already well ahead of the national average for cardiovascular fitness. But how much should you be doing in a pair of Latin heels, and how much on
A famous dance proverb states: “good dancers are made, not born”. Yet the ‘making’ of a dancer involves a combination of many different elements, such as practice, technique, nutrition, and exercise. In our last exercise blog, we discussed how swimming is excellent for both cardiovascular health and a low-strain full-body workout. Today, we look at
Should you be doing extra exercises to help you exercise? It may sound like a strange question, but working the body in a variety of ways can help to improve balance, strengthen the core, and enhance performance. This is something that dancers tend to take very seriously. Like any sport, we all know that dancing