How many calories can I burn doing one hour of Zumba?
Asked by barbaramsimmons on Dec 22, 2010 in Fitness



By the way, Zumba should be added to the list.


Answer

Zumba incorporates several fast and slow Latin dance styles, along with body sculpting, for a great cardio- and strengthening work-out.  For a 150 pound person, one hour of Zumba burns between 224 and 411 calories per hour depending on the pace.  To find those calories, I searched the Activity Browser for ballroom dancing, both fast and slow.  Calorie Count derives activity figures from The Compendium of Physical Activities.  Perhaps they will add Zumba to their list soon.  To read more about Zumba, visit the Guide to Dance at About.com.


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