Fueling Up On Fruit

Benefits of dance- happy woman eating fruit

At Arthur Murray Sterling Heights, we understand that life is busy. That’s why we offer flexible scheduling, making it easy for you to fit dance into your day, whether you’re coming from home, school, or work.


With our wide range of dance activities, finding time for a class or two each week is achievable, even for those with the fullest calendars. Before you step onto the dance floor, we encourage you to nourish your body to ensure you’re ready for an energetic dance session. Along with a good stretch, enjoying a snack beforehand is essential. Our top pick for a pre-dance boost? FRUIT!


Fruit is the perfect, sweet snack that not only satisfies your hunger but also supports your body in several ways. Active.com highlights that fruit can prevent low blood sugar, calm your stomach, and provide the energy you need.


We love all kinds of fruit, but apples and bananas are among our favorites. Here are five tips to maximize the benefits of your pre-dance fruit snack:


  1. Choose fresh fruit whenever possible. While fruit comes in fresh, canned, or dried forms, fresh is best. Dried fruits tend to have higher sugar and calorie content. If you’re a fan of the convenience of dried fruits like raisins, Woman’s Day offers great advice for making healthier choices.


  1. Don’t peel your fruit unnecessarily. For instance, apple peels are packed with vitamins and fiber. Try different varieties to find one with a skin texture you enjoy. For tips on cleaning your apples properly, visit livestrong.com.


  1. When it comes to bananas, peel them from the bottom for an easier and neater experience—just like monkeys do! This method prevents the peel from splitting in the middle, avoiding a mushy banana.


  1. Stay away from fruit juice before dancing. It can cause a rapid increase in blood sugar levels.


  1. Eat your snack at least 30 minutes before your workout to allow digestion time. If you’re short on time, opt for a smaller portion to avoid discomfort like cramps, bloating, or indigestion during your dance class.


We hope these tips help you prepare for your dance classes with the right energy and enthusiasm. Enjoy your fruit, and let’s dance!

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