If you like high energy fun workouts in a group setting, Zumba is definitely a great choice. It feels a lot more like a dance party than exercising. And you can practice it every day, even two times a day if you want to.
Moving your whole body to Latin music if very enjoyable and not boring at all, unlike your typical cardiovascular workout at your local gym. One you get into it and make new friends, you might even feel the urge to do it every day.
Zumba offers plenty of benefits for your health. Let's take a closer look at what doing Zumba every day can do for you.
Benefits of Doing Zumba Daily
Here are some of the amazing benefits of practicing Zumba every day:
- Stress relief. Zumba is perfect to forget about the daily grind, clear your mind, lower your stress levels and focus more on your body.
- Burning lots of calories. If you are trying to lose excess body fat, try out Zumba daily! It is a complete body workout that will help you with weight loss effectively.
- More body strength. Zumba is a very strengthening exercise, especially for the legs, the back, the core and upper body if you add weights.
- Better stamina and endurance. Certain types of Zumba can be very intense and effective to train your cardiovascular and respiratory system.
- Balance and coordination. Even beginner dancers can do well with Zumba. You will learn more about your body while practicing Zumba regularly.
What Does a Zumba Class Look Like
You can try out a Zumba class at your local gym or fitness center. You can also practice at home and invite friends over.
A class can be 30 minutes to an hour long beginning with a quick warm up. Some types of Zumba includes very high intensity dance sessions with cool down periods in between.
Some Zumba styles are practiced in water (Aqua Zumba), others include core exercises and light weights.
Should You Be Doing Zumba Every Day
The best workout is the one you enjoy the most. If you are new to Zumba, give it a try and see if you have fun. Ask yourself if you can see yourself doing Zumba on a daily basis.
It comes down to your goals, your fitness level and what you enjoy doing the most. It is highly recommended to have at least 30 minutes of physical exercise every day.
You can decide for yourself if you want to focus on Zumba alone or incorporate other types of workout like jogging, cycling, swimming.
Remember to consult with your doctor before getting into a new type of exercise.
In the beginning, if Zumba feels too intense for you, you can only do it a few times per week and choose light running or walking the other days.
Your heart will beat fast and you will be sweating during a Zumba class. It is a high intensity workout some might find difficult to do daily.
Listen to your body closely and only do what feels right for you. Take time of course to let your body recover, your muscles repair themselves.
Get plenty of restful sleep, have a healthy diet plan and drink lots of water.
Don't worry if you don't get everything right the first time. Keep learning and progressing, and focus on having a good time!
The Risks Of Doing Zumba Every Day
Doing Zumba every day is not easy, especially if you are new to it. Beginners can quickly feel overwhelmed, sore, tired, and dizzy.
In that case, you might want to slow down or even take a break. It is better to go slow and come back to it later than giving up completely.
Bring good workout clothes to your Zumba class. High quality, lightweight, breathable, flexible, comfortable that make you feel confident.
Bring a towel, dancing shoes and a water bottle as well. Bring friends along if you can! And do some stretches while cooling down between high intensity sessions.
Zumba has become one of the most popular group exercise for good reasons. But you have to do it right to reap its numerous benefits.
Over-exercising is harmful. Don't too much stress on your body, especially in the beginning. Let your joints, bones and nerves adapt to your new exercise regime.
Be sure to allow your body to heal with time between sessions. You can definitely have rest days in between Zumba classes.
Doing it everyday may not be healthy for you if you are new. Take time to recover and relax.
Take a day or two off when you need to. Don't let your knees hurt. Always be very careful.
There are many different types of Zumba out there. If you are having difficulties, try out another class, another studio or instructor.
Zumba is for every one, regardless of your age and fitness level. But you have to know yourself and do it right by you.
About the Author: Alex Assoune
Alex Assoune (MS) is a global health and environmental advocate. He founded Panaprium to inspire others with conscious living, ethical, and sustainable fashion. Alex has worked in many countries to address social and environmental issues. He speaks four languages and holds two Master of Science degrees in Engineering from SIGMA and IFPEN schools.