Take care of yourself during November and December to manage holiday stress and stay mentally and physically healthy. The holidays are a busy time with all the shopping and hustle and bustle. Holiday stress occurs when you let the financial, emotional, and physical aspects of the season take precedence and overshadow what’s really important.

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I’ts easy to Lose Weight doing Zumba!   Zumba is taking over the world with international dance and fitness classes that can help you dance your way into a new body. Zumba is a fun/party type exercise class that you will want to go back to every day! Countless people have danced their way into a new body by getting motivated with this new way to burn calories and create muscle. You can be one of those people…

How To Lose Weight Doing Zumba

After you have tried a few Zumba classes you will want to do Zumba at least four times a week to lose weight. You can do Zumba by going to a live class at a gym or at home using the Zumba Fitness DVD’s or Games for the Nintendo Wii, PS3, or X-box (see below for more information). If you try a Zumba class near you and think it was too difficult or you didn’t like it, try another class with a different instructor. Zumba instructors have their own style; some may be more challenging/some easy, so keep looking until you find an instructor that fits your needs and style of dance. Don’t get discouraged if Zumba seems a bit of a challenge at first, it really does not matter if you don’t get all the moves right away. Just have a good time and “feel the music” while you move. Look for Zumba Gold classes in your area for an easier, slower paced Zumba class. Scroll down for more information on how to locate Zumba classes in your neighborhood.

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How Many Calories Will You Burn in a Class?

You can burn up to 800 calories doing one hour of Zumba, but that does not allow you to go and eat an extra piece of pie! Follow a healthy low-fat, low-sugar, low-caloric diet to lose weight. Increase healthy low fat proteins and satisfying vegetables into your diet. Reduce your soda and sugary drink intake to lose weight. Cut out junk foods.Check out the book “Zumba: Ditch the Workout, Join the Party Weight Loss Program” by Beto Perez, (the creator of Zumba) for ideas on diet and exercise. Read the following articles to learn what foods to eat to reduce belly fat and lose weight:

How To Find a Zumba Class Near You

Go to Zumba.com and click on class locator. Put in your zip code or city you live in to find a Zumba class near you. The Zumba website lists contact information for each Zumba instructor such as an email address or phone number to find out more details about the class.

Safety During Zumba Class

Because Zumba is a dance exercise class you need the right shoes to protect your feet, knees, back and hips. Find shoes that have a small pivot pad on the ball of the foot that makes knee and foot rotate safely. Any type of supportive tennis shoe that does not stick to a gym floor will allow you to move more freely, thus protecting your knees, hips and back. If you have shoulder, knee, or back problems, use gentle/small movements while doing Zumba, including the arm movements. Warning, the energy during Zumba class may take over, but keep your movements small and in control if you are experiencing any kind of joint pain during or after your Zumba classes. As always consult a physician before starting any type of exercise program, including Zumba.


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Don’t Want to Leave Your House To Do Zumba? Then read more about Zumba Dance Dvd’s and Zumba Fitness Video Games here:

 


This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease and these statements should not be taken as doctor’s advice. If you are suffering from any illness, please be sure to consult your health care practitioner. As always consult a physician before starting any type of exercise program, including Zumba.


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Are you wondering, how many calories you need to lose weight? Losing weight occurs when you eat at least 500 calories below your required daily caloric intake. Each person has different calorie requirements based on sex, age, height, current weight, and present activity level. It is important to know what your calorie requirements are, so you can lose weight. Read the entire article to learn how to determine how many calories you should be eating each day and  How Many Calories You Need To Lose Weight.

Learn How you Can get a Flat Stomach through exercise and diet by reading one of the following articles:

 

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Yoga can refresh your mind and rejuvenate your body. Are you constantly fighting feeling tired, sluggish, and run down? Maybe you need to change your life one small yoga session at a time. Many women (and men) cycle in and out of periods of stress and exhaustion followed by listlessness and laziness. Read more about the yoga for energy exercise routine by reading this article.


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