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A big part of choosing a weight loss regiment is choosing something you are going to continue doing. Zumba appeals to a lot of people because it has a dance aspect, which makes it fun for them. (There is a stigma associated with working out in a "boring old gym.") If you are going to continue to do Zumba over other workout routines, then definitely stick ...


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(I quizzed my resident Zumba expert, who has much experience with the class and has also played the game) The class depends heavily on the instructor - if you have a low-key instructor, it'll be a low key class. However, the game's instructor is probably at the low end of the impact scale. Each of the moves in a real Zumba class has different ...


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More than likely the game has scores (values) for how intense the different moves are, and it knows how long you are doing them. If not, it is simply based on how long you are exercising. That score and time is used as part of the calculation. Your age (birthdate), height, and weight are all factors. For example, the taller you are, the more energy you ...


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I do a lot of salsa and other latin dances which Zumba is based on. Mind you I'll do about 3-4 hours of it a week. And it does burn off a lot of calories. If you get really good at Zumba with proper weight transfers and balance and can follow the music, then you'll really enjoy it and the weight will almost fall off on its own. Zumba like any other ...


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The question is a little awkward to answer, but I'll do my best. Net weight drop is going to depend on how many more calories you've burned than you've taken in, and the heart rate you maintain while exercising (since that influences whether you burn fat or sugar). Zumba in and of itself isn't going to be any more or less effective than any other form of ...


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Zumba, like any physical activity will have benefit in weight-loss and toning. It just depends on how long and how hard you go at it. The idea is to keep up your heart rate and keep moving. As long as you do this you will be burning calories. As wikipedia says: The best way to tone is to utilize aerobic exercise to reduce body fat and perform ...


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The most effective dance form will be the one that you like the most. Zumba can definitely work up a sweat, but if you don't enjoy it and aren't motivated then you'll most likely give it up eventually or skip workouts. Something like ballet might not get you moving as fast, but the jumps and balance moves are going to probably build up stronger leg muscles, ...


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If there aren't classes for Zumba available in your region, the best you can do is follow along with Zumba DVDs or Zumba video games. If you have a specific question about particular Zumba moves, it's best to ask those as separate questions rather than in one large question. Zumba Fitness Exhilarate is a DVD set that's available from the official Zumba ...


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I agree with @Janis about consulting your doctor. Numbness and tingling after exercise is something your doctor should diagnose. Livestrong.com has a couple of articles summarizing possible causes of numbness and/or tingling after exercise. In this article about hand and foot numbness: According to reports in Medical News Today, many people exercise ...


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As far as I know, this should should never be happening under normal circumstances. Therefore I suggest you go, see a doctor about this. In my 18 years of hard-as-hell dancing I have never experienced something like this.


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I think Zumba 2 has a lot of variety and compared to Zumba 1 it actually works you hard, but then again, only you can effectively work yourself hard. The more energy you use, the harder you work yourself, the longer you do it. Its about commitment and effort. I couldn't say about actual Zumba classes as I've never been, but I really like the wii games. I get ...


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Zumba is a high impact dance workout, and compared with an equivalent form of dance like hip-hop or salsa dance it probably doesn't have any special properties. However, it is higher impact than some of the more traditional ballroom dances. The bottom line is that if you are psyched to do it and be more consistent with it, then yes it will be more ...



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