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Affective Change With Variations in Zumba Fitness Intensity as Measured by a Smartwatch.

Percept Mot Skills 2021 Jun 12:315125211022700. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

School of Exercise and Sports Science, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea.

In this study we investigated affective changes during Zumba fitness program exercise with varied intensity, as measured by a smartwatch. Sixteen college students (4 males and 12 females) participated in two single-session Zumba fitness programs at low and moderate intensities separated by a one-week interval. During exercise, participants' heart rate (HR) and theirresponses to the Felt Arousal Scale (FAS) and the Feeling Scale (FS) were measured seven times (pre-exercise, warm-up, merengue, reggaeton, salsa, cumbia, and cool-down) using tailor-made applications on a smartwatch. Read More

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Performing arts as a health resource? An umbrella review of the health impacts of music and dance participation.

PLoS One 2021 10;16(6):e0252956. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Institute for Music Physiology and Musicians' Medicine, Hannover University for Music, Drama and Media, Hannover, Germany.

An increasing body of evidence notes the health benefits of arts engagement and participation. However, specific health effects and optimal modes and 'doses' of arts participation remain unclear, limiting evidence-based recommendations and prescriptions. The performing arts are the most popular form of arts participation, presenting substantial scope for established interest to be leveraged into positive health outcomes. Read More

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Factors Associated with Regular Zumba Practice as Preliminary Results: A Population-Based Approach in Cebu Province, the Philippines.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 05 17;18(10). Epub 2021 May 17.

National Nutrition Council Region VII, Cebu City 6000, Philippines.

The prevalence of overweight/obesity in the adult population in the Philippines has doubled in the past 20 years. Zumba exercise has recently been implemented throughout the Philippines. However, there is scarce information on the effects of Zumba on obesity and Zumba participants' characteristics in the Philippines. Read More

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Zumba, Fat Mass and Maximum Oxygen Consumption: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 12 25;18(1). Epub 2020 Dec 25.

Health, Economy, Motricity and Education Research Group, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Extremadura, 10003 Cáceres, Spain.

Background And Objectives: Obesity or overweight is associated with many health risk factors and preventable mortality. Even people with normal weight and without history of obesity or overweight should avoid weight gain to reduce health risks factors. In this regard Latin aerobic dances involved in Zumba practice make this modality motivating for people. Read More

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December 2020

Delayed massive haemopneumothorax with shock after 'Zumba'.

ANZ J Surg 2021 04 26;91(4):E212-E213. Epub 2020 Aug 26.

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St George Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Epidemiological Characteristics of COVID-19 Outbreak at Fitness Centers in Cheonan, Korea.

J Korean Med Sci 2020 Aug 10;35(31):e288. Epub 2020 Aug 10.

Chungnam Center for Infectious Diseases Control and Prevention, Hongseong, Korea.

Background: In February 2020, a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was reported in fitness centers in Cheonan, Korea.

Methods: From February 24 to March 13, an epidemiological investigation was conducted on the fitness center outbreak. All those who were screened were tested for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS CoV-2) using real-time reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction. Read More

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Dance Fitness Classes Improve the Health-Related Quality of Life in Sedentary Women.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 05 26;17(11). Epub 2020 May 26.

Department of Physical Education and Sports, PROFITH "PROmoting FITness and Health through physical activity" Research Group, Sport and Health University Research Institute (iMUDS), Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences, University of Granada, 52071 Melilla, Spain.

This study aims to analyze the effect of two dance-focused and choreographic fitness classes on Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) in sedentary worker women. 65 sedentary middle-aged worker women (38 ± 7.3 years old) completed a 16-week intervention randomly assigned to: (1) dance fitness group based on Zumba Fitness classes (DF group, = 25)], (2) dance fitness + functional strength training group (DFFT group, = 20), and (3) control group ( = 20). Read More

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Comparison of the effect of Yoga, Zumba and Aerobics in controlling blood pressure in the Indian population.

J Family Med Prim Care 2020 Feb 28;9(2):547-551. Epub 2020 Feb 28.

Department of Physiology, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Aim: This study aims at comparing the effect of Yoga, Zumba dance, and Aerobic exercises in controlling blood pressure among the Indian population without using hypertensive drugs.

Objective: This study is designed to analyze the effect of Yoga, Zumba, and Aerobics in controlling blood pressure among the Indian population and to determine which of the three is better to treat hypertension without using hypertensive drugs.

Background: Hypertension is a disease which is nowadays most commonly seen among children and adolescents and has been found that regular exercise tends to reduce the levels of high blood pressure in a very effective way among which the effects of aerobics exercise on reducing high blood pressure in hypertensive patients had been more convincing that regular aerobics exercise reduces the blood pressure by > 1. Read More

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February 2020

Health-Related Physical Fitness Benefits in Sedentary Women Employees after an Exercise Intervention with Zumba Fitness.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 04 11;17(8). Epub 2020 Apr 11.

Department of Physical and Sports Education, PROFITH "PROmoting FITness and Health through Physical Activity" Research Group, Sport and Health University Research Institute (iMUDS), Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Melilla 52071, Spain.

: The protective properties of high physical fitness levels on health are manifest independently of age, sex, fatness, smoking, alcohol consumption, and other clinical factors. However, women are less active than men, which contributes to low physical fitness and a high risk of CVD. Thus, the objective of this study is to analyze the effect of two exercise interventions on health-related physical fitness in sedentary employed females. Read More

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Tai Chi is an effective form of exercise to reduce markers of frailty in older age.

Exp Gerontol 2020 07 14;135:110925. Epub 2020 Mar 14.

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK; Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK. Electronic address:

Frailty affects the quality of life of older age adults by limiting mobility, reducing physiological reserve and reducing independence. The frailty phenotype is typically characterised by exhaustion, loss or lack of physical activity, weight loss and weakness, although more recently there have been proposals to extend the frailty criteria to include physiological characteristics such as inflammation, oxidative stress and vascular function. Exercise has the potential to prevent, delay or even reverse frailty, but not all exercise is perceived as suitable for an older age population. Read More

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Effects of 8-week of fitness classes on blood pressure, body composition, and physical fitness.

J Sports Med Phys Fitness 2019 Dec;59(12):2066-2074

Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Extremadura, Caceres, Spain.

Background: Fitness activities such as indoor cycling (IC), Zumba® (ZU) and body pump (BP) are practiced by large segments of population. There are no studies showing which kind of fitness activity can produce more health benefits. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of 8-week of IC, alone or combined with ZU (IC+ZU), or BP (IC+BP), on blood pressure, body composition, and physical fitness. Read More

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December 2019

Effect of Two Choreographed Fitness Group-Workouts on the Body Composition, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Health of Sedentary Female Workers.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 12 7;16(24). Epub 2019 Dec 7.

Department of Physical and Sports Education, PROFITH "PROmoting FITness and Health through physical activity" Research Group, Sport and Health University Research Institute (iMUDS), Faculty of Education and Sport Sciences, University of Granada, 52071, Melilla, Spain.

Daily sedentary working hours contribute negatively to body composition, cardiovascular and metabolic health, especially in women, who are usually less active than men The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of two trending choreographed fitness group-workouts on the body composition and cardiovascular and metabolic health of sedentary female workers. A total of 98 physically inactive and working women (38.9 ± 6. Read More

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December 2019

Zumba dancing and aerobic exercise can improve working memory, motor function, and depressive symptoms in female patients with Fibromyalgia.

Eur J Sport Sci 2020 Aug 7;20(7):981-991. Epub 2019 Nov 7.

Department of Sport, Exercise and Health, Division of Sport and Psychosocial Health, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland.

Background: Patients suffering from the Fibromyalgia (FM) have impaired cognitive function, reduced physical activity and more marked depressive symptoms. While physical activity and exercise therapy are not typically part of the standard treatment for this syndrome, there is mounting evidence that regular participation in activities involving physical exertion has a positive impact on psychological functioning in people with FM. This study compares the impact of two different interventions, aerobic exercise training and Zumba dancing, on working memory, motor function and depressive symptoms among female patients with FM. Read More

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Exercise for dysmenorrhoea.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2019 09 20;9:CD004142. Epub 2019 Sep 20.

NICM Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University, Building J, Westmead Campus, Penrith, NSW, Australia, 2751.

Background: Exercise has a number of health benefits and has been recommended as a treatment for primary dysmenorrhoea (period pain), but the evidence for its effectiveness on primary dysmenorrhoea is unclear. This review examined the available evidence supporting the use of exercise to treat primary dysmenorrhoea.

Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness and safety of exercise for women with primary dysmenorrhoea. Read More

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September 2019

Go Girls!-Dance-Based Fitness to Increase Enjoyment of Exercise in Girls at Risk for PCOS.

Children (Basel) 2019 Sep 6;6(9). Epub 2019 Sep 6.

Department of Pediatrics, Children's Fitness Clinic, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908, USA.

Weight loss can reduce the hyperandrogenemia associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in peripubertal girls. Yet, adolescent girls have the lowest rates of physical activity and enjoyment of exercise. We created a dance-based support group (Go Girls!) to entice physical activity and improve enjoyment. Read More

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September 2019

Impact of Zumba on Cognition and Quality of Life is Independent of APOE4 Carrier Status in Cognitively Unimpaired Older Women: A 6-Month Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.

Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 2020 Jan-Dec;35:1533317519868370. Epub 2019 Aug 11.

Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

Objective: To investigate the association of a 6-month Zumba intervention with cognition and quality of life among older cognitively unimpaired apolipoprotein ∊4 (APOE4) carrier and noncarrier women.

Methods: Fifty-three women were randomly assigned to either twice-weekly Zumba group classes or maintenance of habitual exercise (control group) for 6 months. At baseline, 3, and 6 months, all participants underwent neuropsychological, physical activity, and quality-of-life assessments. Read More

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December 2020

The Effect of Zumba Exercise on Reducing Menstrual Pain in Young Women with Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 2019 Oct 11;32(5):541-545. Epub 2019 Jun 11.

Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

Study Objective: To study the effectiveness of performing Zumba exercise on the severity and duration of pain in patients with primary dysmenorrhea.

Design: Randomized controlled trial.

Setting: Cairo University gynecology Hospital and Bahgat gym and fitness center. Read More

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October 2019

Zumba Fitness and Women's Cardiovascular Health: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.

J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2019 05;39(3):153-160

Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy (Drs Cugusi, Crisafulli, and Mercuro); Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy (Dr Manca); Sport and Exercise Medicine Division, Department of Medicine, University of Padova, Padova, Italy (Dr Bergamin); Endocrine Section, Department of Medicine and Aging Sciences, "G. d'Annunzio" University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy (Dr Di Blasio); and Department of Cardiology, National University Heart Centre, Singapore, Singapore (Dr Yeo).

Purpose: Zumba fitness (ZF) is a well-known exercise program involving dance and fitness. Despite its increasing popularity, no analysis has been conducted on studies focusing on the cardiovascular (CV) profile of women who performed this activity. The aim of this systematic review is to provide insights into the impact of ZF on women's CV health. Read More

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[Evaluation of changes in physical activity among participants in a company-based program].

Arch Prev Riesgos Labor 2019 Apr-Jun;22(2):72-75

Boehrinher Ingelheim España, Sant Cugat del Valles, Barcelona, Spain.

Objetive: To analyze the effectiveness of a company-based physical activity program using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) questionnaire.

Methods: In March 2014 we implemented a company-based physical activity program (Mueve-T, by its Spanish acronym) with the objective of increasing awareness of physical activity among employees, and measuring improvements in activity level. To evaluate the effectiveness of the program, we administered the IPAQ Questionnaire, before the program began in 2014 and two years later, in 2016. Read More

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Effects of Zumba and Aquagym on Bone Mass in Inactive Middle-Aged Women.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2019 Jan 21;55(1). Epub 2019 Jan 21.

University of Castilla-La Mancha, IGOID Research Group, 45071 Toledo, Spain.

: Regular exercise may stimulate bone formation and reduce the loss of bone mass in premenopausal women. This study aims to evaluate the effect of high-impact physical activity (Zumba) and low-impact physical activity (Aquagym) on bone mass in inactive middle-aged women. : Fifty-five healthy inactive women (30⁻50 years old) were recruited in Spain in 2016 and were randomly allocated into one of three groups: High impact group (HIG: = 15), low impact group (LIG: = 12) and control group (CG: = 28). Read More

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January 2019

Body composition and dairy intake in sedentary employees who participated in a healthy program based on nutrition education and Zumba.

Clin Nutr 2019 10 5;38(5):2277-2286. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

PROFITH "PROmoting FITness and Health through Physical Activity" Research Group, Department of Physical Education and Sport, University of Granada, Granada, Spain; Physical Activity, Sport and Health Group, School of Physical Culture, Faculty of Health Sciences, National University of Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador.

Background & Aims: The dairy intake is associated with body composition; however, its effect is controversial and remains unknown in relation to exercise interventions as Zumba Fitness. Thus, we analyzed the body composition and its relation to dairy intake in sedentary employees who participated in a healthy program based on nutrition education and Zumba Fitness.

Methods: Sixty-nine sedentary employees (age = 38. Read More

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October 2019

Comparison of Physical Activity during Zumba with a Human or Video Game Instructor.

Int J Exerc Sci 2018 1;11(4):1019-1030. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

Physical Activity & Wellness Laboratory, Department of Kinesiology & Sports Sciences, University of Nebraska - Kearney, Kearney, NE, USA.

Using a physically active video game presents an opportunity for a person to engage in exercise in the privacy of their own home, yet still receive some feedback on the quality of their exercise performance. The purpose of this project was to compare the physical activity between participating in a Zumba exercise class led by a human and using a Zumba video game. Eight women (33. Read More

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Injury Surveillance of Nonprofessional Salsa Dance.

J Phys Act Health 2018 10 20;15(10):774-780. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Background: The investigation sought to (1) establish the extent of injuries, (2) determine the odds of sustaining an injury, and (3) calculate the injury incidence rate in nonprofessional salsa dance.

Methods: Salsa dancers completed an anonymous web-based survey containing 11 demographic background and 10 (1 y retrospective) injury history questions.

Results: The response rate was 77%. Read More

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October 2018

Assessment of boscalid and pyraclostrobin disappearance and behavior following application of effective microorganisms on apples.

J Environ Sci Health B 2018 19;53(10):652-660. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

a Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Biotechnology , University of Rzeszów , Pigonia 1 St, Rzeszów , Poland.

The aim of this study is to assess the disappearance of boscalid (IUPAC name: 2-chloro-N-[2-(4-chlorophenyl)phenyl]pyridine-3-carboxamide) and pyraclostrobin (IUPAC name: methyl N-[2-[[1-(4-chlorophenyl)pyrazol-3-yl]oxymethyl]phenyl]-N-methoxycarbamate) residues in apple fruit, and to verify whether an organic fertilizer enriched with strains of antagonistic microorganisms can reduce pesticide residue levels. Field trials were conducted in a commercial orchard on apples of the Gloster variety, during 21 days after the treatment with Bellis 38 WG and the subsequent application of Zumba Plant formulation containing Bacillus spp., Trichoderma spp. Read More

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Zumba-induced Takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a case report.

J Med Case Rep 2018 Jun 10;12(1):160. Epub 2018 Jun 10.

Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Rochester Hills, MI, USA.

Background: Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or stress cardiomyopathy is characterized by transient left ventricular apical ballooning in the absence of coronary occlusion. The underlying pathophysiological mechanism is still unclear but possible causes have been proposed mainly catecholamine cardiotoxicity, followed by metabolic disturbance, coronary microvascular impairment, and multivessel epicardial coronary artery vasospasm. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy accounts for 1-2% of patients presenting with acute coronary syndrome with the majority of patients diagnosed with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy being women > 55 years of age. Read More

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A Lady with Severe Abdominal Pain Following a Zumba Dance Session: A Rare Presentation of Bochdalek Hernia.

Cureus 2018 Apr 5;10(4):e2427. Epub 2018 Apr 5.

Department of Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation.

A Bochdalek hernia is a congenital diaphragmatic hernia that results from a failure of closure of the pleuroperitoneal folds during embryologic development. While it is most often diagnosed in neonates and infants, Bochdalek hernias can rarely present in adulthood for the first time. We describe the case of a 42-year-old lady who presented with sudden onset of severe abdominal pain following a Zumba dance session. Read More

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Zumba dancing can improve the pain and functional capacity in women with fibromyalgia.

J Bodyw Mov Ther 2018 Apr 28;22(2):455-459. Epub 2017 Sep 28.

Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Faculty of Health Sciences of Trairi (FACISA/UFRN), Santa Cruz, RN, Brazil. Electronic address:

Introduction: The importance of physical exercise for patients with fibromyalgia (FM) is very clear in the literature. Dancing is a type of aerobic exercise that has great acceptance. In addition to the beneficial effects of aerobic exercise, Zumba works on motor coordination and also has socializing as a part that should be included in patients with fibromyalgia. Read More

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Scoping Review of Dance for Adults With Fibromyalgia: What Do We Know About It?

JMIR Rehabil Assist Technol 2018 May 10;5(1):e10033. Epub 2018 May 10.

School of Health Science, Western University, London, ON, Canada.

Background: Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscular tenderness, pain, fatigue, and cognitive difficulties. Nonpharmacological treatment options, such as physical activity, are important for people with fibromyalgia. There are strong recommendations to support engagement in physical activity for symptom management among adults with fibromyalgia. Read More

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Broad-spectrum physical fitness benefits of recreational football: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Br J Sports Med 2019 Aug 25;53(15):926-939. Epub 2018 Jan 25.

Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, SDU Sport and Health Sciences Cluster (SHSC), Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

Background: A previous meta-analysis showed that maximal oxygen uptake increased by 3.51 mL/kg/min (95% CI 3.07 to 4. Read More

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Chronic airflow obstruction in Tanzania - a cross-sectional study.

BMC Pulm Med 2018 Jan 19;18(1):11. Epub 2018 Jan 19.

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

Background: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a global problem and available data from sub-Saharan Africa is very limited.

Methods: A cross-sectional facility-based pilot study among patients and visitors to an urban and a rural primary healthcare facility was conducted in coastal Tanzania. The primary outcome was the prevalence of chronic airflow obstruction. Read More

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January 2018