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Dancing on My Own

Though the COVID-19 pandemic increased the neighborhood family walks trend, it also put a damper on comfortability with going to gyms and working out with friends. Some people tried at-home workout programs through YouTube or other sites, but others (myself included) lost all motivation to work out. 

However, there’s an easy way to get your body moving and stay in shape all while having fun: playing “Just Dance”. It doesn’t matter what version of “Just Dance” you play, and you don’t even need a Wii or other gaming system to set it up. Just follow these steps and you’ll be fit and fun: 

  • Materials Needed: 
  • Computer or TV
  • YouTube or gaming system
  • Water
  • Plenty of room

Step 1: Gather physical materials. If you’re using YouTube instead of a gaming system, make sure to prepare a playlist of “Just Dance” songs you like. I recommend “Rasputin”, “Pump It”, “Party Rock Anthem”, and “Promiscuous Girl”. You can make different playlists for different moods, and it helps when you don’t have to take a break to switch the video.

Step 2: If you’re using a gaming system, go to wherever it’s set up and make sure to give yourself a lot of room to move around. If you’re using YouTube through a TV or computer, move wherever is most comfortable in your space. 

Step 3: Turn on your playlist or load in your “Just Dance” disc and start moving! Especially if you do some of the harder-ranked dances, you’ll break a sweat in no time. 

Step 4: Don’t forget to take some water breaks and have fun with your makeshift workout. 

Moving your body in any capacity is great for you; it’s not about the intensity of the workout, it’s about the effort taken to get out of bed and get moving. So grab a Wii remote, put that work in, and dance like nobody’s watching.

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