23 Apr Staying Home and Staying Active
A break from the fast-paced tempo of daily life
Without a doubt, the recent pandemic has changed our way of living drastically, and the lockdown is a great part of this. Although we all miss the life before Covid-19, this is also a very good opportunity to reflect on how consuming daily life could look like. In normal times, we have places to be, people to see and everyday chores. Commuting at work or school takes up most of our time whilst the rest of the day is spent on resting and getting ready for the tasks of the next day.
Staying home during the pandemic can create an ideal environment to make some time for yourself. And staying home doesn’t have to mean that you stay inactive.
Staying home can be the perfect opportunity to stay active
Even though most of us want to exercise regularly, we generally find it very difficult to squeeze a little workout into our daily routine. But now, since you don’t have anywhere to go, you have much more free time to spend on the exercises you wanted to do for a long time.
Taking a negative thing and turning it into something useful, these trying times can be a perfect opportunity for you to incorporate an exercise routine into your life, which will make it easier to maintain and keep working out once the pandemic is over.
Of course, staying active is not just about exercising; there’s a ton of things you can do in order to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while having fun. One of which is, to take up online dancing classes. There are countless YouTube channels with tutorials for all dance styles. We gathered some of these tutorials for you, so that you can bust your new moves and wow people when the pandemic is over, including when you are at your favourite club once again, having fun with your friends.
Shuffling is a very dynamic dance with a lot of impressive footwork. It’s easier to learn than it looks and visually very fun and interesting!
Salsa is one of the classics that you can learn solo, with a lot of full body movements and flow. It’s a great way to get your body moving and increase your flexibility as well as your sense of rhythm.
Bachata is a very passionate Latin dance with exotic movement patterns. It is an ideal dance to learn with your partner during the lockdown, with different choreographies ranging from social dancing to intimate.
Waltz is a very elegant dance to learn with your partner. It is a great dance to have under your belt for special occasions such as weddings and a relatively easy one to learn.
Practice makes perfect!
Learning the moves is just the beginning, since what makes a dance look great is the time spent practicing. Make sure to practice daily to improve your skills and you will be the centre of attention when the social distancing is over, and the dance music starts playing!