Many of us believe that having a toned body is synonymous with being healthy and beautiful. But for professional dancers, staying slim and toned is an essential condition for a successful career.

It is no wonder that professional dancers are considered true experts in the field of nutrition and physical exercise. We studied some famous Russian dancers and collected useful tips to help you get in shape.

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7 Pieces Of Advice On How To Get In Shape From Professional Ballerinas

If you want to be as light as a feather, you will have to reduce the amount of food you eat. It’s a great idea to exclude pasta and salt from your diet and include more vegetables.

However, don’t try too hard, keep your diet natural and balanced, otherwise, you may end up breaking down and satisfying your sweet tooth.

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Nutrition and diet experts vote for salmon, almonds, olives, avocados, and bell peppers. They guarantee that if you include these products in your diet, you will soon feel more energetic.

The Best Way To Stretch Is To Read While Doing The Splits

7 Pieces Of Advice On How To Get In Shape From Professional Ballerinas

You don’t have to do a full leg split if you really can’t. Sit with your legs as straight as possible and read your favorite book. You can also try watching a new TV show.

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7 Pieces Of Advice On How To Get In Shape From Professional Ballerinas

Burn calories with a jump rope workout for at least 3 minutes a day. Turn on your favorite music and start jumping! You can also try a simple plie – stand with your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart.

Point your toes outward and lower yourself into a sitting position. Keep the weight on your heels. The results will not disappoint you.

Drink More Water

It is absolutely necessary to drink a lot of water. If you tend to forget about it, put water bottles everywhere you work, sleep, and rest. Put a bottle of water in your bag or backpack in the morning.

If you don’t like the taste of drinking water, you can add a little flavor. You can try putting some fruit or apple slices in the bottle.

Don’t Let Yourself Get Bored

It doesn’t matter if you take ballet classes or go to a gym, as soon as you get bored, you will stop training. Try combining and trying different things and turn your training session into a fun activity.

For example, try attending a hip-hop class today, a yoga class tomorrow, and then swimming, so your quest for a slim figure doesn’t turn into a boring routine.

Learn to balance even when you’re in the subway

Place your feet in a shoulder-height stance and do not hold onto the handrail. Another great way to exercise your sense of balance and contract your legs and glutes at the same time is to exercise with a fit ball.

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