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Happy Wellness Wednesday!

Wellness Wednesday emails are designed to provide you with simple tools, information, and resources to encourage positive and healthy lifestyle choices. As a proud recipient of The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award, The Be Kind People Project is committed to the health and wellness of its employees, friends, and family.

Get moving!

Finding the time to work out can be challenging, but what is more difficult is finding a workout routine you enjoy. The more you want to work out, the more likely you’ll stick to a solid schedule!

Zumba dance classes are a fun and easy way to get more physically active. Zumba has many health benefits such as increased weight loss, improved heart health, lower stress levels, and can improve mental health. This week, we will learn how Zumba can benefit your health!

What is Zumba?

Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves, with routines that incorporate interval dance moves that work to burn calories improve overall heart health.

Zumba is also an aerobic activity that can count toward the amount of aerobic exercise recommended for most healthy adults by the Department of Health and Human Services!

Benefits of Zumba

Zumba dance classes are a great way to ensure you get physical activity, plus you are having fun while being active! Zumba dance classes are proven to improve health in the following ways:

  • Endurance – Zumba classes have shown that some participants found that after 12 weeks of a Zumba program, participants showed a decreased heart rate and systolic blood pressure with an increase of work.
  • Low Blood Pressure– People have reported that you can decrease your blood pressure by participating in a Zumba class, which improves overall heart health.
  • Improve Coordination– Participating in a Zumba class improves your coordination! Coordination is vital for your health, especially as you age.
  • Increases interest in Physical Activity- Zumba is an effective low-stress workout that will help turn you into a seasoned dancer in no time!
  • Mood-Boosting – Zumba is the perfect workout to take if you want to get rid of all that stress you accumulate during your every day. The upbeat moves specific to this type of workout favor the release of those mood-improving endorphins, and by joining a Zumba class, you’ll surely be able to feel your worries melt away as you lose yourself in the music.


Join a Zumba Class Today!

If working out is not part of your everyday routine, try to take things slow! It is essential to take things at your own pace, and to work your way into a high-level workout class can be difficult.

Be sure to listen to your body and always consult your healthcare professional before starting any new workouts. Zumba classes are a fun and effective way to burn calories, lose weight, and improve overall physical and mental health. There are many different classes to try at all skill levels!

It’s never too late to feel great!

It is important to remember everyone starts somewhere, and the fact that you are here shows you are interested in finding a fun and effective way to get healthy!

Zumba classes are a type of cardio dance class that helps build endurance and strength over time. Anyone can benefit from being physically active! Workouts shouldn’t be a chore, and Zumba is the easiest way to be active and social. has a wide range of free Zumba classes across all levels of experience. Participate in a Zumba class today!

Author’s Note: It is essential not to be shy, take things slow and only participate when and where you feel comfortable. However, I promise that it will be the easiest and the most fun you will have!

Meet the Author – Maria Kirley, School Wellness Programs & Events Intern

Maria Kirley is a senior at Arizona State University pursuing her Bachelor’s of Science in public health. Maria has enjoyed the time she has spent with The Be Kind People Project, having a great time creating resources and providing information about healthy choices. Maria believes that health prevention and health promotion are vital in building a solid foundation.

Maria’s favorite Be Kind skill is BE SUPPORTIVE. Supporting others can help provide a positive environment and help children grow and make healthy choices!

Published on October 20, 2021
By Maria Kirley, School Wellness Programs & Events Intern

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