Since Dec 2008

Norma Hernandez 

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May 2014 National Physical Fitness and  Sports Month


People of all ages and body types can benefit from regular physical activity. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month is a great time to spread the word about the benefits of getting active.  Here are just a few benefits of physical activity:

  • Children and adolescents – Physical activity can improve muscular fitness and bone and heart health.
  • Adults – Physical activity can lower risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.

  • Older adults – Physical activity can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like learning and judgment skills).
  • Zumba can helps you lose weight but the important thing to realize is that the dance sessions are no magic, fix for dropping pounds, it just happens to come in package that most people don't detest; instead of slaving away on a treadmill, you get to spend an hour or so dancing with friends and strangers to loud music.  Because people find the classes fun, they keep attending, and that is what makes it work.  My theory is that whatever gets you moving is good, and if it keeps you coming back because you enjoy it, even better.