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Zumba! by Kaci

Tuesday 5:30 pm

What are the Benefits of Zumba Dance?

The Zumba dance fitness program starts with slow music and gradually increases intensity over time. This helps you to burn calories, enhance cardiovascular health, and improve coordination and balance.

Below mentioned are some of the health benefits of Zumba dance classes.

#1 Burn Calories and Fat

Zumba involves the entire body’s movement. You will move everything right from your hands to feet. Also, the dance routine is quick and simple. Hence, Zumba can help you burn calories and reduce fat.                                             

You can expect to burn anywhere between 500 to 800 calories in an hour. The entire body routine eliminates the stress on muscles and improves your fitness.

#2 Improve Cardiovascular Fitness

It is essential to keep your heart in good shape, and Zumba dance helps you with just that. Dance moves in Zumba make your heart pump faster.                                                                                                              

The quick movements from the Zumba routine forces you to breathe hard; this, in turn, makes your lungs add more oxygen into the blood,  which circulates throughout your body. The more you breathe, the higher your energy level goes and keeps you fit.

#3 Enhance Core Endurance

Your core endurance will increase if you continue to do Zumba dance regularly,  as almost every muscle of your body moves during the dance workout and your core must work continuously to stabilize the body. 

#4 Control/Decrease Blood Pressure

Obesity makes one more vulnerable to high blood pressure. The more your body weight increases, the more you will likely catch hypertension (high blood pressure).              

 Even a small amount of weight loss can make a significant difference in the risk of getting hypertension. Since Zumba dance helps reduce weight, they are among the best ways to control/decrease blood pressure.

#5 Psychological Benefits

Zumba also has psychological benefits. It is a fun workout. Since you will be focusing on music and your steps during the Zumba dance workout, you will most likely forget all your tension.                                      

This will reduce mental pressure and help relieve stress. While working out, the body releases endorphins, and endorphins make one happy! Zumba will also make you more active socially. All the workouts are performed in groups. Hence, you can easily interact with other people around you.

#6 Workout Entire Body

While people do take the help of a routine choreography, there is no right or wrong way to do Zumba.              

The prime focus for anyone who participates is to move their body as quickly and swiftly as possible. This requires movement throughout the body. Put simply, Zumba dance gives a workout to your entire body.

#7 Improves Metabolism

Digestive Health

The entire body workout and general health benefits of Zumba help improve your metabolism. The workout enhances your blood circulation, thereby improving your metabolism and immunity.

#8 Long-term Engagement

Harder than starting any form of exercise is to continue doing it. The results you get out of any workout routine is how much dedication and consistency you show.                                                                   

 Traditional workouts can become a bore if you are not a fitness freak. However, Zumba, on the other hand, is a fun exercise to do. This helps you keep engaged for a more extended period for better results.

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