Zumba is not only one of the most fun classes in the gym, but also one of the most recommended and effective classes. Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) demonstrated that a five-week exercise program, based on the “Zumba Fitness” discipline, improves the quality of life in inactive workers, especially the emotional aspect, and that Most of these improvements are maintained even after 2 months of discontinuing the routine.
This research, published in the Journal of Health Education, Assessed the effect on participants’ quality of life in the short and medium term. Quality of life is a broad concept that includes many aspects: social, emotional, physical condition, physical pain, physical function, vitality, mental health and general health.
over 400 calories
But are not alone. Countless studies have shown the benefits of this sport. In other research conducted by the University of Wisconsin evaluating the effects of an average Zumba session, it was found that in approximately one class 39 minutes long, burns up to 400 calories and that frequency heart rate can increase up to 79% of the maximum, which indicates that it is an activity medium to high intensity,
These data suggest that Zumba is an activity Ideal for burning fat and increasing aerobic capacityAnd it generates a higher caloric expenditure in each exercise session.
In addition, a recent investigation found that practicing Zumba, about twice a week, Helps lower blood pressure and triglycerides in the blood and produces slight decrease in body weight, after 12 weeks. Achieving good adherence in people who are overweight and/or with metabolic syndrome.
reduce body pain
Zumba practice, according to Research published in the Journal of Sport and Health Research and Journal of Sport Science and MedicineProvides benefits in terms of lowering BMI, Waist and hip circumference, body fat and blood pressure. Also, it produces Improvements in cardiovascular endurance, strength and self-perceived psychological states, It also highlights that practitioners of this activity tend to pain in their bodies, both in intensity and frequency in which they afflict them. Finally, confirm that when the activity is done with a monitor and in a group, it produces more benefits than when done at home following a DVD.
Here are the main benefits of Zumba Fitness:
1. aerobic work is done intensity.
2, system improvement circulatory and cardiovascular
3, helps prevent diabetes
4, doing these exercises We improve coordination.
5, enhances FLEXIBILITY of our body.
6, From burns too many caloriesHence it allows for weight loss.
7. encourages Improve sociability and mental health