The day after the Fourth of July is a tricky one, especially if it falls on a Friday. After a patriotic day of picnicing and celebrating with friends and family, it can be really tempting to continue the festivities. For some people, however, an early morning Zumba class can help you get back to a slightly more healthy approach to the rest of the weekend. Whether you take in a session at a Latin dancing studio, a Zumba class, or a Salsa bootcamp, there are many ways that you can make sure you get some healthy activity the morning after the Fourth of July so that you can continue to enjoy the four day weekend.
Staying active can help you enjoy the extra eating that is often a part of a long weekend holiday like Independence Day. There is nothing wrong with breaking your diet and exercise routine on a holiday weekend, but many people feel better if they can get in a little bit of exercise between the days included in a long weekend of holiday celebrations.
Dance Studios Offer a Number of Classes to Keep You Active
From waking up early in the morning after a late of fireworks to attend a Zumba class or you are content with a run around the lake, many people feel better if they continue with at least part of their morning workout routine, even on a day off work. Fortunately, there are many kinds of dance classes that can help people stay fit and active, no matter if it is a holiday or a work day. Consider some of these facts and figures about the many ways that dance can add both exercise and entertainment to a life:
- Salsa dancing burns an average of 420 calories or more an hour.
- Although there are three weight changes in each measure, the beat of Salsa music remains at 4/4.
- Following six weight changes in 8 beats, the basic step cycle of salsa is complete.
- Zumba can actually burn even more calories, but It is estimated that dancing the salsa burns anywhere from five to 10 calories a minute depending on speed and intensity.
- Whether you chose Zumba or another form, dancing is great exercise for everyone, and can be safely practiced from the age of 2 to 102.
Today’s Americans, of course, are not the first people to enjoy the celebration of dance. In fact, research indicates that some of the first archaeological proof of dance was found on 9,000 year-old cave walls in India. And while everyone has a different reason for wanting to dance, today’s exercise enthusiasts often want to make sure that they are getting plenty of aerobic activity in their daily lives. Even on the Fourth of July!