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Sprint ahead of diabetes with these Bollywood thumkas!

After burning those calories with a splash and de-stressing with desk yoga poses, your Exercise Ally is back with another feel-good workout...Dancing!

This endorphin-releasing workout helps lower blood sugar level, improves blood circulation and oxygen supply to the brain. With our diabetes-friendly steps and tips anyone can now easily dance away diabetes. What makes it even more fun? Our very own desi style; from graceful moves to the latkas and jhatkas, Bollywood has them all!

Before you start tapping your feet, let’s see what your Exercise Ally has to say:

Start off by having a high carb meal an hour before your dance workout. A simple sprout salad, sandwich or fruits should do the trick. Then, grab a pair of comfortable shoes with socks and loose cotton clothes.

Now, here’s a quick 5-10 minute warm up, which will prevent injuries! All done? Let’s get grooving as Fortune VIVO Buddy teaches you how to dance away diabetes, one step at a time:

Step 1: Snap & Clap

Let’s get going with a very basic yet fun step.

Step 1: Snap & Clap

Step 2: Let’s do the Hip Sway!

Now a little jhatka here and a little thumka there…what’s Bollywood without them?

VIVO Buddy Tip: You’re doing a great job but don’t forget to breathe normally during the dance session and stay hydrated by sipping water regularly.

Step 2: Let’s do the Hip Sway!

Step 3: The Bouncy Bounce!

You’re getting better with each step. Time to jump a little and add some push to this routine…

Step 3: The Bouncy Bounce!

The Grand Finale

Be it a dance off, an office party or just a workout session…don’t shy away from dancing ever again. Master these three steps and impress everyone with this routine anywhere, anytime!

The Grand Finale
Well, now that you’re well equipped to make some moves on the dance floor, make sure to own it!

And, every time you do, don’t forget that post-workout meal to prevent a drop in your sugar level. For more such diabetes-friendly fun workout sessions, drop by and say hello to your Exercise Ally!

Inputs and validation by Neha Chandna, Dietician, Nutrition Educator, Exercise Counselor with an M.Sc. in Dietetics & Food Service Management from SVT. She has lent her expertise to several top brands and corporates on health, food and fitness programmes.