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Get Active, Eat Better, Be Healthy: Zumba

11.06.2013 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

Ashley Guerieri, MS, ACSM, HDL, Inc. Clinical Health Consultant

“Dance like no one is watching.” In your kitchen, in your living room with the kids - or in a Zumba class!

Enjoyment is essential for exercise adherence. And group exercise classes are a great way to achieve that enjoyment with a guided exercise routine, sociability, and meeting your goals.

Zumba has been in existence for more than 10 years and has 10 branded classes in more than 140,000 locations. In a typical Zumba class you can find teens, twenty-somethings , active baby boomer adults, and even toddlers. Class formats range from dance to strength, all with high energy music and choreography. Don't worry though - coordination and dance skills are not required to attend. However, having fun is required!

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer among women (and men), so staying active is a necessary tool for prevention. Additionally, eating healthy, maintaining a normal weight, managing your  blood sugar and regular exercise can help lower the risk of:

• Hypertension
• Type 2 Diabetes
• Metabolic Syndrome
• Stroke
• Heart Disease
• Hypercholesterolemia
• Colon & Breast Cancer
• Falls
• Depression

The American College of Sports Medicine recommends healthy adults achieve 20-60 minutes of vigorous intensity exercise at least three days per week, or 30-60 minutes of moderate intensity exercise at least five days per week, or a combination of moderate and vigorous intensity exercise daily.

Zumba has been shown to be effective for achieving vigorous intensity exercise. However, the class is what you make of it; if you prefer light-to-moderate intensity, you can do that and you are in control.

So go on, “buzz like a bee and move fast” - after all, that is the meaning of the word zumba.

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