Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Scientific take on the Benefits of Zumba Fitness

Have ya'll seen this video and article from the American Council on Exercise (ACE)? They did an experimental study to understand the health benefits of Zumba, and the results were impressive. From the article:

“It’s a total-body exercise—a good, high-energy aerobic workout,” explains Dr. Porcari. “Zumba fitness is also good for core strengthening and flexibility gains because there are lots of hip and midsection movements.”

With subjects burning an average of 369 calories per class, Zumba fitness is also a fine choice for those who are looking to drop a few pounds or maintain their current weight levels. In comparison with other exercises tested in the past by the University’s Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Zumba burns more calories than cardio kickboxing, step aerobics, hooping and power yoga.
 
The video explains the study and is chock full of good information to pass along to students.


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