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Miércoles, 22 de Agosto de 2018 18:03

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ZUMBA: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

 

ABSTRACT

 

The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize and analyse the health benefits, both physical and psychological, a collective activity so popular and practiced today as is the Zumba. For this purpose, a search was conducted in Medline/Pubmed database to find all the studies published until 15 November 2016, under the key word "Zumba". 15 publications covering the inclusion criteria were found. As it is current state of the literature on this topic, the main benefits of this activity occur significantly to anthropometric level (decreases the body mass index), body composition (decreases the body fat), fitness (increase the maximum oxygen consumption), as well as also the parameters of quality of life (physical self-perception and psychological well-being). Therefore, the conclusion is that the Zumba practice has a positive impact on health, and it is recomended to do it with an instructor because there are more benefits than to practice in front of a DVD.

 

KEY WORDS

Body composition, physical exercise, physiological, psychological.

 

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