Belly Dance Fitness for You

The lifestyle of today's belly dancers and performers can be fast paced.  Cutting edge nutritional information and the best fitness for busy belly dancers can be found here.  Every month HipMix.net provides belly dancers with news and information for keeping your body fit, muscles toned and so much more.  From stretching to cool downs, we have it covered.

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Is Belly Dancing a Workout?

red costume, belly dance, work out, abs, stomachBelly dancing is an ancient art form that has become a popular form of exercise; it is low impact and can burn up to 400 calories per hour while working numerous muscle groups. Additionally, belly dancing routines can be tailored to fit the needs of individuals who have physical limitations or disabilities.

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What Belly Dancers Need to Know About Being Vegan

vegan, belly dance, diet, vegetarian, fitness, dilara sultan, hipmix.netThe Vegan diet has been gaining popularity over time, and many people are now choosing it over other diets as a lifestyle for health, animal rights, or environmental reasons. An overview of the diet, its benefits, and what belly dancers should know about veganism is discussed below.

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What Belly Dancers Need to Know About Low Carb Diets

belly dancers, diets, HipMix.netThere are a myriad of reasons to follow a restricted carb diet and many people are heeding this advice. But how will this diet affect a belly dancers performance on and off the stage? Read this article to find out.

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What Belly Dancers Need to Know About the Raw Diet

raw diet, belly dance, dance, exercise, hipmix.net, fitness, wellnessThe raw diet uses raw foods rather than cooked ones to help maintain weight and energy. It has many benefits to everyone but there are some things that belly dancers who choose this diet need to be aware of. Read on to find out more information.

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Belly Dance in Your 50's

old woman, belly dance, 50's, hipmix.netBelly dance fans aged 50 and over do not have to sit back and watch – they can have just as much fun learning belly dance as anyone else. If you're over 50 and are interested in belly dance, this article is what you need to learn how and where to belly dance safely.

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Belly Dancer's Butt Busters!

butt busters, work out, belly danceHipMix.net busts the myths about a tiny hiney being your best friend. Some of the extra junk in the trunk that we have been fighting since junior high is really a belly dancer's new BFF.

  

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How To Eat Organic on a Belly Dance Budget

Organic Veggies on a Belly Dance BudgetOrganic foods, or not organic foods?  That is a BIG question. What's real and what's hype in the organic food industry? Read on as HipMix.net explores your best food choices.

 

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What Belly Dancers Need to Know About the Paleo Diet

paleo diet, belly dancers, hipmix.netThis diet has gained significant popularity over the last few years, and is being utilized by a variety of athletes, fitness enthusiasts and belly dancers. We give you an explanation of benefits and review of how this diet can be helpful for belly dance.

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Getting To The Basics for Belly Dancers' Wellness: Water

H2O. Designer, bottled, tap or filtered, no matter your preference, it is essential for the active belly dancer.  When is it best, are you getting enough and what are ways to add to your plate?
 

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The Basic Push Up

push up, belly dancePushups are simple, versatile, and most of all effective.  We all notice our arms in everyday life, like shaking the salt shaker or waving goodbye to the little darlings in the morning, all little reminders that we all have work to do.

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Belly Dancers - Weights Should Be Your BFF!

weights, belly dancerWant to get a leaner looking belly dance body? Eliminate flabby arms? Grab some weights and get busy! Read on as HipMix.net tells you more about the benefits of weight training and dispells some myths.

 

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Belly Dancers Swim! Why You Should Add Some Splash To Your Life

swimming, belly danceSwimming is a great fitness activity... and so is belly dance. Read on to learn what can happen when you mix the two, you'll be happy you did.

  

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Burn More Calories Every Day - A Few Hip Tips!

shopping, burn calories, belly danceDoes belly dancing burn calories? You bet! But are you dancing every day? Read on as HipMix.net shares with you simple choices you can make each day to add some additional BURN.

 

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Core Fitness

work out bench, core fitness, belly danceWhat is the core of a belly dancer's body and why is it so important? The HipMix.net team tells you why having a strong core is so important to an oriental dancer, and great ways to get your core into top shape.

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Detox + Belly Dancers = A Healthy Decision??

smoothie, detox, belly danceWhen it comes to the nutrition and health of belly dancers, is a detox program a good choice? What is detox? Is it a diet? Is it fasting? Read what belly dancers, professionals and others share with HipMix.net on this buzz-worthy topic.

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Hip Tips To Curb Muscle Cramps

leg massage, cramp, belly danceExplosive exercises like too many belly dance drills can trigger cramps and muscle spasms. Are charley horses cramping your work out, or even your performance?

 

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Hip+Fit Belly Dancers & Fitness Trainers: How To Find The Right Fit

fitness trainers, belly danceBelly dance alone is not always enough to serve a comprehensive weight loss and fitness plan. So what's the best thing a belly dancer can do to achieve a full body fitness regime? Read more to find out.

 

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Love Your Legs

dancer leg, belly danceTake a look at any belly dance costume catalog or website, and you'll find skirts with high slits on either one or both sides. Many belly dancers cringe at the thought of baring that much skin and given that 90% of women have cellulite, no wonder. Read on to learn great ways to strengthen, define muscle and even love your legs.

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The FitBit and Belly Dance?

Fit Bit, belly danceDilara Sultan plus FitBit = LOVE!!!  This belly dancer has been wearing the gadget for over a year.  See how it has enhanced her wellness & fits into a belly dancer's lifestyle. 

 

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Putting the "D" in Belly Dance: How Much Vitamin D Is Too Much?

Belly dancers seem to be some of the most pro-active, health conscious people we know, so when HipMix.net learned about new recommendations on Vitamin D, we knew we needed to let you know!

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Belly Dance and Weight Watchers, A GREAT Combination!

The balanced diet encouraged by Weight Watchers allows for gradual, healthy weight loss and teaches you how to sustain that weight through a healthy lifestyle. Because belly dance is enjoyable and accessible without specialized equipment, it can be a welcome addition to that healthy new lifestyle.

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Belly Dancer Dilara Sultan Shares Her Story For Having A Happier Period...

Are periods fun? No.  But they should not be a taboo subject either.  Dilara Sultan shares her experiences with a women's product you may not know about: Instead Softcup... and will send you a free sample too!

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Belly Dancers: Just One Drink? Be Smart

Belly dancers, learn more about the effects of alcohol on your fitness & nutrition goals as well as pick up a few smart alternatives for your evening out.

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Don't Be Too Busy For Breakfast

HipMix.net, breakfast, wellnessYes, your Mom is right: Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day.  So if you know that, then why do you keep skipping out?  Trying to drop some weight for your next belly dance performance?  Read & learn more about what skipping the morning meal can do to you.

 

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Good News, Belly Dancers: Being Bad Is Good For You!

The busy lives of today’s belly dancer involves striving to be good. Whether working on your belly rolls or being good about your food choices, being good isn’t always easy. Good news from HipMix.net: Being Bad Can Be Good For Your Health, just don’t tell Santa we said so!

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Is Gluten Free the Way for Me?

More and more belly dancers are tempted by fad diets that promise them amazing results. Every year it seems there's a new one or at least a new and improved version. Belly dancers need all the nutrition we can get to maintain our figures as well as get the most out of our perfomances. HipMix.net breaks it down for you.

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It's Time To Spring Forward Belly Dancers! The Time to Change Is NOW

If you only think about self-improvements at New Year’s Eve, then perhaps you should re-think how many New Year’s you celebrate in a year! Make this the time to Spring into a new season of YOU!

 

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The Menopause Diet: What Belly Dancers Need to Know

As women enter menopause, it becomes a greater necessity to pay attention to diet and fitness. Luckily, the Menopause Diet fully provides for a belly dancer's nutritional needs while balancing hormones and maintaining bone density, keeping her on the floor and glowing.

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Tricep Shimmies?

Upper arms...the bane of every belly dancer's existence. That may be a bit of exaggeration, but the most common complaint heard in belly dance classes is "I hate my upper arms!" The HipMix.net team shares some simple moves to incorporate into your daily routine to help make your upper arms and YOU a happy dancer.

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