This Dance Move Doubles As A Full-Body Workout
Here at mbg, we believe in Mindful Movement. In our video series, we'll break down various moves designed to help you take care of your physical body and connect you to your emotional and spiritual self. This week, we're having a dance party with yogi Zoe Welch.
Dancing regularly has been linked to everything from graceful aging1 to better brainpower2 and a higher endurance3. Plus, depending on the moves you're doing, it activates a ton of different muscle groups. In the video below, Zoe breaks down how to do a step that will fire up the quads, glutes, arms, and more. It makes for a nice addition to your existing HIIT routine to keep things fresh, or a quick (and fun!) way to get some movement in on those days you're doing a lot of sitting.
Emma Loewe is the Sustainability and Health Director at mindbodygreen and the author of Return to Nature: The New Science of How Natural Landscapes Restore Us. She is also the co-author of The Spirit Almanac: A Modern Guide To Ancient Self Care, which she wrote alongside Lindsay Kellner.
Emma received her B.A. in Environmental Science & Policy with a specialty in environmental communications from Duke University. In addition to penning over 1,000 mbg articles on topics from the water crisis in California to the rise of urban beekeeping, her work has appeared on Grist, Bloomberg News, Bustle, and Forbes. She's spoken about the intersection of self-care and sustainability on podcasts and live events alongside environmental thought leaders like Marci Zaroff, Gay Browne, and Summer Rayne Oakes.