Benefits of ZUMBA Gold

There are numerous benefits to the Zumba Gold program, many of which are felt after the very first class.  With ongoing participation in the program, everyone has the opportunity to define their own goals and reach them while having fun at the same time.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states the following:

Report of the surgeon General:

Physical Actvity and Health – Older Adult

  • Older adults can benefit from regular physical activity
  • Physical activity does not need to be strenuous to achieve health benefits
  • Older adults should consult a physician before beginning a new physical activity program
  • The loss of strength and stamina attributed to aging is in part caused by reduced physical activity
  • Inactivity increases with age.  By 75, about one in three men and one in two women engage in no physical activity
  • Social support from family and friends has been consistently and positively related to regular activity

THE PHYSIOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF ZUMBA GOLD are:

  • Improved cardiovascular capacity
  • Improved overall muscular strength and endurance
  • Improved bone density, prevention of osteoporosis
  • Preserved, restored, and/or improved flexibility
  • Improved range of motion
  • Improved posture
  • Improved balance and coordination (stability and mobility)
  • Improved cognitive function
  • Improved motor control and performance/agility
  • Increased caloric expenditure – weight control or weight loss
  • Improved ability to perform pain free activities of daily living (ADLs)

 

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF ZUMBA GOLD are:

  • Enhanced self esteem and general well being
  • Empowered and enhanced quality of life
  • Enhanced relaxation
  • Reduced depression, stress and anxiety
  • Increased opportunities for social interaction
  • Increased opportunities to dance, party and have fun!
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