Worldwide, it is estimated that physical inactivity causes:
-6% of the global burden of disease from coronary heart disease
-7% of Type II Diabetes; and
-10% of breast and colon cancer cases.
Inactivity also causes 9% of premature mortality, or more than 5.3 million of the 57 million deaths that occurred worldwide in 2008. On the other hand, regular physical activity:
-reduces mortality and the risk of recurrent breast cancer by approximately 50%
-reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease
-lowers the risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer-specific specific mortality in adults with higher levels of muscle strength
-leads to higher academic performance in children and adults
This data was taken from the Exercise is medicine website, you can read more here.
It doesn’t matter how good something sounds in theory, it might not be that easy in reality. Yes, it is proven that medium to fast paced exercise done regularly, plays a major role in preventing and also in treating various disease.
The challenge is to find physical activities that are enjoyable, in order to be able to make exercise a part of our daily routine. Yes, exercise should and can be similar to taking a shower or washing your teeth – an unquestionable part of the daily routine.
Our main goal here at Dance and Health, is to make exercise enjoyable. That is exactly why we specialize in Zumba classes and work only with the best instructors who have their mission to make people smile and make them fall in love with exercise.