Dr. Oz: Benefits of Dancing
It may be the healthy thing to do, but most of us don’t enjoy going to the gym. Exercise isn’t just difficult and time-consuming, but it’s also pretty boring! If you aren’t a big fan of the treadmill, why not try dancing your way towards a healthier lifestyle?
Dr. Oz welcomed his friend, choreographer and dance instructor Stepp Stewart, for a demonstration on the benefits of dancing. Dance workouts are great because they’re not only fun, but just about anyone and everyone can do them. It doesn’t matter if you’re good or bad, as long as you get your body moving!
Dancing is a great form of exercise because it increases your heart rate and works your entire body, especially your butt, legs, and back. That’s why all those professional dancers on TV have such incredible bodies!
Dr Oz & Stepp Stewart Dance Moves
Stepp and 25 audience members shared a great choreographed routine to “Low” by Flo Rida and T-Pain. Then, he showed Dr. Oz how to perform some of the same moves. Stepp demonstrated a stepping move that he calls the “look-at-it” and other moves that involved the lower half of the body.
To try some of these moves at home, stand in a squat and shake up and down just like Stepp does. All of his dance moves are meant to target the lower body.
Dr. Oz and the entire audience tried these moves to the music. Dr. Oz may not be as smooth as Stepp, but at least he got a great workout in!
Dr Oz: Pain-Free Positions For Love Making
Physical therapist Peggy Brill joined Dr. Oz for a demonstration on pain-free positions for love making. Many people aren’t able to enjoy an intimate relationship with their partners because of back pain, an extremely common problem that affects 80% of the population.
Rena and Tommy, who are both teachers, were the willing volunteers for this undeniably awkward segment; they both gained some very valuable advice in the process, despite their embarrassment!
Women With Low Back Pain
If the woman has more low back pain than her partner, she should remain flat on her back while the man lays on his side. By swinging her legs over to rest on her partner, she is able to maintain a neutral position without straining the low back.
Radiating Back Pain
If one or either partner has back pain that radiates to the legs, have the woman lie flat on her belly with a pillow underneath. The pillow takes the pressure off her back while the man can straddle her.
Men With Low Back Pain
If the man has more low back pain, he should keep his spine in a “flexed” position. The woman should lie flat on her back with a pillow underneath. The man can approach her while on his knees without straining his back.