Trauma And Injury Prevention
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Zumba! It’s a high energy aerobic workout that uses dance steps borrowed from the merengue, salsa and other dances. The Zumba exercise craze continues to grow in popularity as more than 12 million fitness buffs worldwide participate.
Before beginning Zumba, as with any new exercise program, check with your doctor. If you are pregnant or have a major cardiovascular, pulmonary or metabolic condition, traditional Zumba may not be right for you. Consider taking Aqua Zumba or Zumba Gold, a low-impact version instead.
People who have existing knee, hip or ankle problems should be careful and check with their doctor to modify the dance routines by avoiding jumps or swiveling hip movements.
Enjoy your Zumba exercise and prevent injuries by following these safety tips:
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