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Dance your way to Fitness

// This article has been published by the leading Indian magazine Woman’s Era in their October 2016 I edition.//

//This article has been published by Women’s Web and is available at below link:

http://www.womensweb.in/2016/12/dancing-for-fitness/

//This article has been published by Women of Courage and is available at below link:

http://www.womenofcourage.in/2017/04/dance-your-way-to-fitness-anupama-dalmia/

I was delighted because finally, I found a very dear childhood friend of mine on Facebook after eons. We got chatting reminiscing the good old days and the conversation shifted towards our physical transformation over the years. My kindhearted friend complimented me after seeing my current pictures. “You have maintained yourself very well even after delivering a baby. Please share your diet regime. Do you hit the gym often?”, she said. I chuckled and thanked her for her generous words. When I told her that I have never entered a gymnasium in my entire life and am a big-time foodie, she was astonished. She jocularly chided me for hiding my presumed “trade secret” as she went offline to tend to her small baby.

Well, truth to be told, I am not a gym person at all and dieting is a preposterous thought for a food connoisseur like me. But, I do strongly believe in the fitness of the mind, body and soul. Survival of the fittest in this world is a fact and not just a quote. Though I indulge in various fitness activities every now and then, my favorite fitness mantra is dance, dance and dance. My passion for dance is not unknown to my near and dear ones. But I dance,  not only because I worship it,  but also for the reason that I appreciate the immensely therapeutic effect it has on me. For those like me who find the mechanical exercises monotonous, dancing is the best way to keep the body moving. It is a super fun, gratifying and convenient fitness activity, as you can indulge in it at any time of the day or even night for that matter without much planning or any external motivation.