salsa dancing burns calories

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Salsa Dance for 21 Minutes*
Hip swaying and shaking is a cardio workout that sends your heart rate soaring. Plus, the dance is a boon to your mental health. One 2014 study in the journal Human Movement Science found that after starting Latin dance lessons, adults reported they were less stressed and felt more enjoyment and accomplishment compared with before they were taking dancing lessons. (Get in a good 12 minutes by heading to a country-music bar. All that boot shaking during line dancing incinerates 100 calories in 12 minutes.)

*Numbers based on a 140-pound woman and use of the Compendium of Physical Activities.