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Happy Fats & Sad Fats? The Belly Dance Studio Shares the facts…

Good fats, bad fats, junk food…. does it all matter? According to new research it really does. The Belly Dance Studio breaks down the newest study here>>

Addiction to Sugar More Powerful Than Cocaine

As we rapidly fall into the holiday feasting, an interesting factoid from FitnessRX Magazine caught our eye: “Sugar Addiction More Powerful Than Cocaine” Really????   Does this mean that all those pageant mom’s on Toddlers and Tiara’s are really pushing drugs when they are pouring pixie-sticks down their throats???    That’s just our opinion.  Here’s what the […]

Save Yourself . . . Drop the Stress!

Save Yourself … Drop the Stress 5 Tips to Help Find Bliss! Are you the woman that can say you have no stress in your life….. never??  Yeah, didn’t think so.  The women that we encounter every day at The Belly Dance Studio have plates full and running over.  So how do you deal?   […]

Dee’s Diary. . .

How to Succeed at Weight Loss Without Really Trying!   September 6th. . . This is the story of my transformation!  It chronicles my surprising, ongoing journey, not only of weight loss, but of learning how to accept and love myself. . .just as I am along the way!  Because, let’s face it, we all […]

Watermelon Soup — with Feta!!

  Watermelon  Soup — with Feta!!     What do we still have right now in Southeast Texas?  Even though it’s September, we still have the sweet summer taste of watermelons. . .watermelon is still in season!  Albiet not for long, pumpkins are quickly replacing them in the produce aisle shortly.   While we still […]

Avoiding the Belly Bulge!

Avoiding the Belly Bulge! A report from the Mayo Clinic Health Newsletter crossed our path today, with a few surprising causes for that bloated belly that we wanted to share. We know, when you feel bloated one of the last things you want to do is head to the gym, but exercising is exactly what […]

Why Popeye’s Girlfriend is Our BFF – Olive Oil!

Why Popeye’s Girlfriend is Our BFF – Olive Oil! Okay, we know the difference between fact and fiction, and Popeye’s girlfriend’s name was actually spelled Olive OYL, but we just had to grab your attention to one of our BFFs at The Belly Dance Studio.   Here’s some surprising uses for this healthy kitchen staple: […]

The Benefits of Dancing at The Belly Dance Studio – Bye Bye Stress!!

SHIMMY AWAY THE STRESS! Shimmies have always been a favorite belly dance movement to do because they’re just FUN to do!  When you shimmy you feel both invigorated and relaxed.  Think of it as shaking the stress right out of your body.   One of the most important keys to a good shimmy is to […]

Lady Lysette. . .her thoughts on Belly Dancing!

Don’t Discount the Full-Figured Belly Dancer Are all belly dancers thin?  Can full-figured ladies find fun and acceptance in belly dance? HipMix.net member Lady Lysette shares her first-hand experiences and thoughts on this subject. Obviously I am not your stereotypical Belly Dancer, but only in one way, my shape.  I am a Full-Figured woman, and have […]

Finding Your Inner Belly Dance Goddess Part III: Projecting the Goddess Image

Finding Your Inner Belly Dance Goddess Part III:  Projecting the Goddess Image   Part I started the assessment, Part II discovered your beauty, and now, let’s show the world. In ancient times, women were revered as creators of life, and goddesses were worshiped in exchange for fertility and bounteous crops.  Belly dance was sometimes a […]

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