The Benefits of Zumba for Health, Prevent Obesity, the Trigger of Heart Disease

Tribunnews.com Reporter, Rina Ayu

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA — Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, especially central obesity. Central obesity is the accumulation of fat in the abdomen.

Heart and blood vessel specialist Dr. dr. Nahar Taufiq, SpJP (K), Obesity can be known by measuring abdominal circumference or body mass index (BMI).

“When it reaches a number more than 25 then a person experiences obesity. The risk of a number of diseases also increases because the accumulation of excess fat in the body can affect the organs in carrying out their functions,” said Dr Nahar recently.

Data from the American Psychological Association says 42 percent of adults in the United States have gained significant weight during the pandemic.

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This is due to prolonged stress and an unhealthy lifestyle. The same thing happened in Indonesian society.

Illustration of obesity (Special)

“Obesity makes you more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, insulin resistance and narrowed and blocked arteries. Therefore, people obesity have between 1.5 and 2.5 times more likely to die from a heart attack than people with a normal BMI,” explained dr. Nahar.

Therefore, it is important to maintain an ideal body weight and do regular exercise
to prevent heart disease, one of them with Zumba.

Zumba is a cardio workout that combines low- and high-intensity aerobic exercise that can increase your heart rate and burn calories effectively.

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The American Heart Association recommends getting at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity throughout the week to maintain good cardiovascular health.

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