Health benefits of Zumba

Zumba® Fitness is a great way to add some fitness into your lifestyle, regardless of whether you are a sports fanatic or more of a couch potato. Zumba® is designed for everyone and it offers a whole lot of benefits.

Regular exercise will give you more energy. If you love your exercise you will easily stick to it and over time build up your endurance. Likewise regular exercising will improve your resting heart rate and will help you to slim down. During a Zumba® class you can easily burn 500 to 1000 calories, depending on intensity. In fact, it is one of the most effective calorie-burning fitness classes.

Zumba® is both a dance and a fitness class. A combination that works your whole body and challenges your coordination. You will improve your mobility through greater joint flexibility, stronger muscles and bones, as well as improved balance and coordination skills.

Moving all parts of your body will improve your blood circulation and strengthen your heart. High intensity dance moves as well as muscle toning moves will get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. Even more so when you work it on a fast pace, which naturally comes along with the music used in Zumba® classes. This strengthens your heart, lungs and cardiovascular system. Making your heart strong and healthy. Additionally, blood and oxygen flow in your body will be improved, helping your body to produce more energy when working-out.

Sweating while working your whole body has even another benefit. When you get that fitness glow on your body you are helping your body to detox, which can help to improve your skin and complexion.

Zumba® also improves your overall mental fitness, as it melts away stress, boosts your mood and makes you happier. If oxygen-rich blood is transferred to the brain, it improves attention and concentration. Concrete benefits of exercise on your brain are following:

  • it boosts your memory
  • helps to focus better and lengthens your attention span
  • increases production of neurochemicals that promote brain cell repair
  • prompts growth of new nerve cells and blood vessels
  • boosts decision making skills
  • improves multi-tasking and planning

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