Health Benefits of Zumba

Are you hooked on Strictly Come Dancing or Dancing with the Stars? Do you practice some of your favorite dance moves as you sashay across your living room? And do you find yourself dancing while brushing your teeth, washing the dishes or for just about any reason at all?

If you love to dance, you can incorporate dancing – everything from the rumba to Zumba, from line dancing to ballroom dancing – into your regular health and fitness routine. Whether you are looking to lose weight, tone up, meet others or simply stay active, you can dance your way to better long-term health and wellness.

Zumba burns calories, builds muscle and will strengthen your cardiovascular system – not to mention that it’s a lot of fun. Fitness experts recognize that people tend to stick with activities that they enjoy, which is why dancing is such a great part of a healthy fitness routine – it’s certainly more enjoyable than endless hours on the elliptical machine.

Whether you like to Zumba or cha-cha, you will be increasing your heart rate (strengthening your heart and burning calories), building bone strength through weight-bearing movements, strengthening your core, legs and arms, building stamina, and even boosting your brain: A recent study in The US New England Journal of Medicine followed almost 500 people who were age 75 years and older, none of whom had dementia at the study’s outset. Five years later, 124 of the participants showed some signs of dementia, however, frequent dancers decreased their risk; and among 11 physical activities the group engaged in, dancing was the only one that was linked to a reduced risk of dementia. The mental component of zumba dancing – learning new moves and steps – may be the key.

When you dance, you will discover muscles that you didn’t even know you had. In addition, dancing can reduce stress and fatigue and increase happiness and self-confidence, bolster balance and coordination, create a sense of connection to your body as well as a social connection to your dance partner or dance friends. It can be a lifestyle as much as an exercise program. Depending on your size, fitness level and the type of dancing you do, you will likely burn 300 to 800 calories an hour and easily satisfy the international guidelines for physical activity. With Zumba calories aret burnt very efficiently.

Likewise, you can dance as a family activity, as a way to meet others or as part of a class at your local gym or community center; you can also order dance DVDs to try out in the comfort (and privacy!) of your own home. Dancing is an accessible health and fitness option that can make you feel great from the inside out. It is a celebration as much as physical activity.

So whether it’s belly dancing, pole dancing, Zumba, fox trot, jive, jazz, Irish jig, ballet or waltz, there is a dance style for everyone’s interest, ability level, budget and health and fitness needs. Let your hair down, check your ego at the door and have some fun while getting fit through dance!

Breastfeeding Can Contribute To “After Pregnancy” Weight Loss

Being fat during pregnancy and after delivering the baby is natural, I guess! Being overweight during these periods is not at all questionable because as we can see in general, more women gain weight easily during the pregnancy period.

A pregnant woman tends to eat more because she develops a faster metabolism due to the baby she is carrying inside her womb. If proper pregnancy diet is not followed, then the tendency to become fat is great. Well, that’s normal.

People won’t discriminate you or tell you to pursue a diet during pregnancy, but instead after you have given birth. But is losing weight after delivery as easy as 123? After all the fats that you’ve gained, with you being unconscious of your body figure while being pregnant, how long could it take you to get to the normal figure that you once have, or maybe, lose down weight up to 5-10 kls. or more?

Well, I’ve read a post mentioning about breastfeeding as one way to lose down weight faster after giving birth. How true is that? Read this one:

“Pregnancy weight loss is not as problematic as you expect, since so much of the extra pounds will go away with delivery and then during the breastfeeding period. The fat deposits on hips and buttocks will melt away in what scientists call breastfeeding weight loss.

Diet and exercise will also contribute to breastfeeding weight loss. Nevertheless, you should not try to workout before you have regained powered and recovered after delivery.”

Do you believe this or am I just the only one being skeptical here? You might as well wanna read the full post about this one and see if it’s true.

To all mommies out there, has anyone ever tried or can show proof on this? Your reactions are highly appreciated here so be sure to leave your thoughts or testimonies here.


The one thing that most dieters look for when seeking out a weight loss supplement such as capsiplex, is one that will boost their metabolic rate.

When you have an elevated metabolism this will mean that you have to spend less time exercising and won’t have to cut back quite so much on all the foods you enjoy, this is precisely what Capsiplex claims to accomplish.

Through the combination of two metabolic boosting ingredients, this product states that just by using it you can burn off the same amount of calories that would be used to run for half an hour.

Who wouldn’t want to do away with all their cardio sessions? Just take a supplement and be done with it. That’s what you could do when taking Capsiplex. Or, you can really speed up your progress by keeping up with your regular workout program and low calorie diet and using that elevated calorie burn to take your progress up a notch.  Let’s take a closer look at what this product has to offer.

Capsiplex Pros: Will help you burn more calories on a daily basis Will quickly take effect Helps to decrease the total amount of time you have to spend doing cardiovascular activity Made from all natural ingredients Boosts energy levels Has celebrity users claiming fantastic results such as Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez, and Britney Spears Has other health benefits such as reducing cholesterol

Capsiplex Cons: Doesn’t have strong evidence to back up it’s claim that you will burn 278 calories per dose Doesn’t offer long-term support against weight re-gain Can’t always trust celebrity endorsements so you shouldn’t take these as a fact Not suitable for anyone who is allergic to chilli peppers or chilli powder

Capsiplex Ingredients:

The main ingredient that’s found in this supplement that provides the claimed benefits is capsicum. This is also the same molecule that’s found in many spicy foods such as hot chilli peppers, which can offer similar benefits.

The drawback though is that you’d likely never take in enough of the chilli peppers to consume this molecule in high enough dosages compared to that of which you’d get in supplemental form.

How To Use Capsiplex:

You are to take one capsule per day in the morning preferably about 30-60 minutes before your exercise session.


Overall, this product is a good one to try out but don’t get your hopes up too high that it will be some miraculous weight loss pill that helps you shed the pounds quickly. As there isn’t a great deal of scientific research to back up the fat burning claims that it provides, you cannot be guaranteed to see the results that are mentioned in the ads.

While there’s no doubt that the capsicum will definitely provide a nice boost to your metabolic rate, how large this boost will be is unknown. If you use this pill though along with maintaining a healthy diet then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t see good results from your efforts.

Body Transformation: From Bullied to Beast

I was picked on all throughout high school because of how scrawny I was while playing football. My teammates and coaches constantly told me I was a waste of time for playing and even trying to make gains in the gym. This motivated me even more to achieve a physique of the gods. Now, at only 19 years old, I can confidently say I have transformed my physique into one that would motivate and inspire millions. I have turned my mission to get revenge on my high school bullies into a passion that revolves around motivating others to achieve what seems impossible.

Jeff Seid was and always will be my biggest motivation. He was a high school football player as well, and also the same age as me. I can now confidently say that I am on the same level as him. “Train until your idols become rivals.” This is exactly what has happened, and I plan on competing against Jeff in the near future. This Arnold video is the single most inspiring video I have ever watched, and to this day I still watch it daily.

Consistency is key. My diet has always revolved around tracking my macros. I believe in a 50% protein, 30% carbs, and 20% fat split, whether I’m bulking or cutting. I train until failure on every set, but diet is 80% of the battle when it comes to transforming your physique. A consistent diet and beyond failure weight training has gotten me where I am today.

I see myself winning the Men’s Physique Olympia in the near future. It is not just a goal, it is my destiny, and nothing will stop me from achieving that. Not only do I wish to win the Olympia, my ultimate goal is to inspire other kids like me in high school who are picked on for their size and wish to change their lives.