Walking and dancing are easy and very fun forms of aerobic exercise. Both will help you lose weight. If you want to burn just a little fat, go for a leisurely walk or slowly move around the dance floor. However, to burn more fat try running on a treadmill and take up Zumba dancing.
All exercise is good even if at first it does not burn the maximum number of calories. Slow walking and dancing are examples of low-impact workouts and it is great to start out with these activities and work up to faster and more intensive walking and dancing activities that burn more calories.
Take a Zumba class. Zumba is an innovative dance and fitness program created in Columbia in 2001. Zumba incorporates samba, salsa, mambo, martial arts and belly dance plus aerobic squats and lunges into an intense program that brings up heart rates and burns calories. If you switch from slow dancing to salsa and from salsa to Zumba you can burn over 510 calories in an hour workout. That is almost three times as much as a simple waltz around the room.
A fast and intense walk can burn off more than 274 calories in an hour for someone who weighs 160 pounds, but if you fast walk you can burn twice as many calories and begin to burn unsightly fats. Walking rapidly is still a low impact form of aerobic exercise, but it is a fun way to begin to burn calories. Keep going every day and you will soon find that you are losing weight quickly. Use our calculator to estimate how many calories are burned walking.
Find the maximum burn! Walking and zumba at high impact levels help you burn maximum fats. Walking one hour on a stair master or treadmill reduces up to 460 calories for a 160 pound person. Zumba burns 511 calories per hour for someone who weighs 160 pounds. Both will give you high health benefits, provide fun and maybe you will find a new friend or two.
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