Benefits of ZumbaA simple definition: Zumba is a combination of dance and aerobic movements to the tune of energetic music.Contrary to popular perception, it is not just hiphop. There's also salsa, mamba, merengue, and mambo, among others.
A brief history: According to Wikipedia, Zumba originated in the 1990's. This dance and fitness program was created by a Colombian dancer and choreographer named Albert "Beto" Perez.
Now for the part that you are most interested in: the benefits. Let me mention a few:
Burns Calories and Fat
It is said that the recommended amount of calories burned every workout is 300. Do you know that a short Zumba session of about 40 minutes burns more than 350 calories?
Improves Blood Pressure
Zumba music is often upbeat and energetic. A series of Zumba sessions can lower blood pressure and increase endurance level.
Provides Full Body Workout
Zumba involves the movement of the whole body, including the arms, shoulders, and feet. All this and it does not feel like work at all!
It's usually a group activity. You join classes and meet new people, allowing you to exercise in a fun and social environment.
So what are you waiting for? It's Zumba time!