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DANCE BURNS MORE CALORIES THAN CYCLING, RUNNING OR SWIMMING

New research from the University of Brighton has found that certain styles of dance can burn more calories per hour than cycling, running, or swimming. Sport scientists from the University teamed up with dancers from City Academy to conduct the study and made a number of new discoveries about the physical and mental effects of dance.

Fifteen students between the ages 24 to 38 took part in a series of dance classes as
scientists measured heart rate, distance covered, energy expended and psychological states.

Using the latest technology, researchers forensically analysed performance across 30-minute dance sessions of Ballet, Ballroom, Contemporary, Salsa, Street and Swing Dance.
Each jump, twist, spine curve, chest pop and pliƩ was analysed as the dancers wore
Catapult vests with accelerometers and heart rate monitors that also monitored energy expenditure....

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