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5 Little Known Facts About Zumba Dance

5 Little Known Facts About Zumba Dance

Zumba is one of the most famous dance cum fitness programs in the world with thousands of people joining the classes across different parts of the world.

The sheer success of this fitness program has created a craze in the world as more and more people are actually making efforts to join this fitness program to not only learn dance but also to get fit.

Before you join this program and start your fitness journey, here are some little-known facts about Zumba Dance which you should know:

1. Zumba Dance originated from Colombia

Zumba was first created by Alberto Perez during 1990s. Alberto is a Colombian dancer and choreographer who is currently living in California.

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Alberto became a celebrity fitness trainer during 1990s and It was during one of his classes that he conceptualized the idea of combining aerobics with music and add some traditional Latin ingredients to this dance.

Alberto began selling DVDs of their program as infomercials in early 2000 and partnered with other people to popularize this program at the global level.

2. Zumba fitness program is for older people too

Traditionally, it is believed that any fitness program is for the young but Zumba is something which can be done by the people as old as 100 years.

The original Zumba program has different variations for the kids as well as old age people so don’t lose hope if you are older, you can still join Zumba program to burn calories as high as 1000 calories a day.

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Just make sure you use comfortable clothing, use Zumba shoes and be more particular in diet and other routines. Wearing correct Zumba trainers provide you the required cushion to support when you land on the floor after your jumping sequences.

Having Zumba gear and trainers is important for participants of all ages as otherwise you are not going to burn more energy.

3. Its effectiveness is not scientifically proven yet

Despite the fact that it is one of the most popular fitness programs, very little scientific research studies have been conducted to document the benefits of this program.

One famous study conducted on this program was from American Council on Exercise did indicate that participants burned 369 calories in one Zumba fitness class.

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But there are very few studies which can prove the long-term benefits of this program. So if you are someone who tries everything on the basis of their scientific foundation, this program may not be for you as its benefits not yet finalized.

4. Zumba is a total body fitness program

If you are planning to join your Zumba fitness classes just because you want to tone your thighs or belly, you may not get more out of it.

Zumba is a total body fitness program so if you are already fit and want to simply tone specific parts of the body, this program will benefit you more.

5. It best works in groups

Zumba is considered as a dance party rather than a dance class. Dancing on the beat of salsa and other music, Zumba becomes much more effective if it is done in groups.

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Doing it alone or on your own won’t give you results, therefore, it is always better to find the nearest Zumba fitness class or group to join. It is also a proven scientific fact that exercise, when done in groups, provide better results than done alone.

Above are some simple facts you should know about Zumba to understand why this program is better for you and what you can do remain fit and healthy. But before you join this program, make sure you know as much as you can so that you can make the right investment of time and money.

Featured photo credit: Biku Samara Lian via youtube.com

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Last Updated on June 24, 2019

5 Fitness Tips That Will Help You Start the New Year

5 Fitness Tips That Will Help You Start the New Year

The New Year has come and passed, and we are starting yet another new and exciting year that awaits us. We are curious to find out what 2017 has hidden for us, but until then you know what you need to do! Just because it is a new year, that does not mean that you should get rid of your habit of regular exercising. And if you by any chance do not have this wonderful habit, this is exactly the year to own it.

Start researching for the best exercising plans, join the nearest gym or that yoga class that you have been thinking of, and start taking better care of your body and mind!

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Why Is Exercising Important?

Of course, you will think of a thousand excuses why this is not the right time to start exercising. So, before I proceed with telling you all about these 5 fitness tips that are meant to help you with your exercising routine, I will start off by sharing some of the many benefits of exercising. This way you can see for yourself that for every excuse you can think of, there is a benefit that will make you forget all about it!

  • Exercising is the perfect way to get rid of that unwanted body weight and control your weight from now on! Not to mention it’s completely healthy compared with all those expensive, promising products filled with chemicals.
  • Exercising reduces the risk for Diabetes 2 and heart attacks. If you are at risk for these conditions, then exercising is the best way to fight it.
  • Exercising helps with pain and stiffness relief with all types of arthritis.
  • Exercising strengthens your bones and muscles.
  • Exercising improves your mood and helps you maintain your mental health.

For whatever reason you have dedicated to starting exercising, I congratulate you! Knowing how many people are out there suffering from types of arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, strokes, etc., choosing exercising to become a part of your everyday routine is the smartest decision that you could have done! And you are not alone. 

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To start you off, here are these 5 fabulous fitness tips that will help you start yet another year on the right path!

1. Schedule your workouts

Make time each Sunday to make a week plan that will include enough time for your workouts. That way, you will not be able to make the excuse that you do not have the time to spend at least an hour a day exercising.

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2. Do not wait for Monday to come

Aren’t you tired of making the same plan over and over and not fulfilling it? Yes, we are talking about that good old plan to start exercising on Monday. Instead, start exercising right now. It is completely irrelevant if it is Tuesday, or Friday, or any other day! Start exercising whenever you feel the urge!

3. Find a workout plan that will work for you

Do not choose a workout plan just because your best friend has chosen it. Choose whatever you feel comfortable doing, are capable of doing, and most importantly, what you love. If you do not like to run, then don’t! Do a 30-minute cardio routine at home instead. If needed, you can hire a personal trainer, who will hear all of your interests when it comes to exercising, and create a promising exercising plan just for you!

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4. Remember why you work out

Do not let yourself forget why you have started working out in the first place. Motivation is everything when it comes to exercising! Create a motivation board near your mirror that will remind you each day why you started as you look in the mirror every day.

5. Leave out the big expectations for later

If you are just starting to exercise now, it is essential to be proud of what you can accomplish right now. Do not get disappointed if you can’t run for an hour; it is normal! You will soon run for an hour and more if you just stick to your plan!

Exercising is fun, beneficial, and probably the best activity that you could have chosen to start your year right! Choose the best diet plan to go with your new exercising routine, and enjoy in the results that are soon to come. And to help you through the process, look back at these fitness tips to help you stay on track with your new exercising routine! Use these tips to keep yourself healthy, or get rid of that unwanted body weight gained during the holidays, and love your soon to be fit body starting today!

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