7 Healthy Perks of Zumba That You've Got to Know about ...

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As a dancer, I was immediately drawn to the many perks of Zumba.

Deriving from Latin dance and incorporating other elements such as soca, hip hop and martial arts, Zumba's popularity has gained momentum in recent years.

Coupled with energetic music, it's a great way to both stay active and have fun while doing it.

Check out these amazing health perks of Zumba that will have you running to the nearest gym (or living room).2

1. Full Body Experience

One of the biggest (and most noticeable) perks of Zumba is that it works out your whole body.

Rather than solely focusing on isolated areas, this type of dance exercise (or dancercise, as I like to call it) forces you to get up and move.

When I first attended a class, I was both excited and nervous (as dance was the extent of my exercise routine) at how lively and interactive everything was.

2. Body Toning

On the heels of this full body workout, Zumba allows you to effectively tone many parts of your body at once.

I like to think of Zumba as an eclectic mix of fitness moves as it can both strengthen your core and tone your muscles.

Get ready to tighten those difficult areas without even noticing!

3. Lowers Blood Pressure

This is possibly one of my favorite aspects of this exercise routine.

Paired with a healthy diet, it has been said that Zumba can help lower your blood pressure.

This factor is incredibly important as high blood pressure often leads to a range of health issues, including heart disease.2

4. Shake Those Calories Away

Countless studies that have been conducted since its debut in the 1990s prove that Zumba is an excellent way to burn off all of those extra calories that you've accumulated throughout your day.

Depending on the intensity of the workout (but first being sure to take your safety and limits into consideration), it is possible to burn an average of 400 calories or more in a single hour.2

What's better than shaking them away in style?

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