Zumba was a fitness program that combined Latin and International music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporated interval training, alternating fast and slow rhythms and resistance training. An aerobic acitivity, Zumba was counted toward the 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity recommended for most healthy adults by the Department of Health and Human Services (Edward R. Laskowski, M.D. December 2016. Retrieved from www.mayoclinic.org).
Zumba made reaching your target heart rate much easier than standard workout routines. Exercising for prolonged periods at this rate increased the strength of your heart. It was reported that participation in a single Zumba exercise class elicited a heart rate response equivalent to 80% of maximal heart rate (Luettgen et al., 2012). According to the journal of sports and medicine, after Zumba program, participants showed a decreased heart rate and systolic blood pressure with an increase of work, trends that coincided with an increase in endurance. According to the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, accepted fitness industry guidelines indicated that individuals should exercise between 64 and 94 percent of their HRmax (a measure of an athlete's maximum heart rate), or 40 to 85 percent of Vo2 max (a measure of the maximum volume of oxygen that athlete can use) to improve their cardiovascular fitness.
Our blood type whether it was A, B, O, or AB gave us a picture of a variety of influential traits that identified you; as surely as DNA analysis can. According to Dr. Peter D'Adamo, who was regarded as one of the major pioneers of the blood-type diet revolution, your type was very important and needed to be considered when thinking about food, fitness and rest.