Benefits of Zumba for Children

  • Fitterfly - Team Nutrition

  • Posted On February 20, 2018

Everybody loves to groove on the popular music like Latin, American, Hip-hop, other modern beats, Bollywood. When it is combined with Zumba choreography it feels like a party rather than a workout. That’s why this Latin-inspired workout is so popular is all age groups like kids, teens and adults. Recently, Zumba for kids is one of the emerging trends. Due to sedentary lifestyle, physical activity is must for maintaining children’s health. As jumping, dancing, shaking, swinging and moving freely are children’s favourite activities, Zumba is the perfect way to incorporate exercise in children’s routine. 

For kids, zumba sessions are modified according to their routine, age appropriate intensities and majorly tailored to make it creative. It also includes games and activities to improve co-ordination, self-confidence and team work.

Highlight of zumba is that you don’t need to be a trained or great dancer; you just have to follow the steps and beats to have a good time. As zumba brings the party to your workout, it also brings results. Zumba is usually designed with intervals of high as well as low intensity dance moves and pace of music to increase heart rate and boost cardio endurance along with maximum fat burning.

There are lots of benefits of zumba for children, few of them are mentioned below: 

  • Easy to follow moves
  • Calorie and fat burning in easy and fun way
  • Full body workout
  • Excellent cardio-workout
  • Increases flexibility
  • Improves neuromuscular co-ordination
  • Boosts self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Perfect stress reliever
  • Boost your mood
  • Encourages team work
  • Improves memory
  • Develops imagination and creativity
  • Its social and fun activity
  • Helps you make new buddies

On an average, an hour of zumba helps in burning 300-400 calories in children which is approximately similar to 50 minutes of cycling or 72 minutes of walking.

Healthy eating habits will also enhance the benefits of zumba. Pre and post zumba meals also play an important role in enhancing the benefits of zumba. Few examples are as follows:

Pre zumba foods: Fruits, Glass of milk, Vegetable roll, Rajgeera ladoo, Mixed dry fruits and nuts, Chapatti jaggery roll, Thalipeet, Multigrain bread toast Post zumba foods: Chapatti with egg bhurji, Boiled eggs, Moong dal chillas, Mixed sprout salad, Roasted chana, Boiled sprouts

Zumba is a fun and versatile total body workout. While grooving to its beats, you can burn calories and improve overall health, coordination and endurance without even realizing it. Because laughing while working out makes you more happy and healthy.


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Disclaimer: All information here, including text, images, tables, videos and any other content is for your knowledge only and we do not guarantee any specific result by following these recommendations as it may vary from person to person. The information is not a substitute for qualified medical advice from a doctor or other medical health expert.