December 2011

The Moonwalk: The Story Behind the Retro Dance Move

Michael Jackson first pulled his moonwalk dance move during a live performance of “Billie Jean” on the television special entitled “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever” in March 1983. It received international attention and inspired him to incorporate it many more times in his performances. His moonwalk move is prominently featured in many retrospectives of his life. Let’s face it, the moonwalk in now one of the most well-known dance moves all over the world because of Michael’s international appeal.

Dancing Tips for the Wii

No matter how well-trained in dancing you are, playing one of the many Wii dancing games requires learning some new things and making some adjustments to how you ordinarily dance, even if they’re just small changes. From Michael Jackson to Abba, there are dozens of dance games available for the Nintendo Wii game console, and dancing games can even be a great way to introduce dancing to your friends who would never otherwise step foot on the dance floor. 

Dancing for Diabetics

"Because stress can make blood sugar levels rise, this can be a very important part of one’s regular schedule."
Dancing is helpful for individuals suffering with diabetes. Both aerobic and anaerobic exercises can help lower blood sugar levels. Yes, while dancing can occasionally spike blood sugar levels, it usually lowers them. Because of the fact that all individuals are different - and there are other contributing factors such as time of day or one's individual diet - careful records should be kept by each patient to make sure that a particular type of dance is beneficial for his diabetes control.
 
How to Dance for Optimal Health