TikTok Dance Challenges Are A Great Workout
Laura Lee - May 18, 2020


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

For anyone looking for some entertainment right now, as well as some new ways to stay in shape and get active, well TikTok may very well be your answer.  Millions of people across the globe are turning to TikTok dance challenges to do just that from the comfort and safety of their own living rooms.  And since the hashtag #dancechallenge already has over 5 billion views, you might also make your claim to fame while you’re at it.  But putting stardom aside for a second, you’ll surely be overjoyed to hear that all that TikTok dancing makes for a great workout – doing incredible things for both your heart, body, and mind.

Those that have already gotten into the dancing challenges can testify to the fact that while these dances might not exactly appear to be a full-body workout, it surely will feel like it afterward! This is especially true for those that have performed Doja Cats Like That dance.  These dances are suitable for any age and are the ultimate way to feel young, wild, and free. Professional trainers have also even backed up the benefits of TikTok dancing, stressing the fact that it takes a ton of energy, and that it’s a great, dynamic way to burn calories while stuck at home, unable to take a traditional group workout class. 

On top of the calories burned during movement such as dances on TikTok, overall it’s great for our mental health too.  Even if the dances are impossible to completely nail, it’s still a thrilling experience and many of them have a nostalgic factor, helping us relive our childhood memories when we would make up dances with our cousins during holiday dinners. The fact that we’re recording the dance and posting it for millions of people to see is always another major motivational factor for us to give it our all. So who’s joining us for one of the most enjoyable workouts possible?