Zumba! Sounds like an exotic dance, right? Well, in case you didn’t know, it’s the latest way to combine fun with fitness; a dance-based physical routine to make you sweat and keep your heart pumping. The girls and the Big Sisters had a Zumba session at Sir William Stanier School recently and we proved to ourselves that keeping fit is not all about boring old treadmills and tedious iron-pumping. We enjoyed a lot of fun and laughter as the Sisters tried to keep up with the girls.
Nor is it all about keeping fit physically: the endorphins produced during physical exertion give us a bonus feel-good factor that help us keep fit mentally, hence the old saying; healthy body – healthy mind. But, if you have two left feet or if the gym is miles away, there are other ways to go about it. My preference is for walking in the hills and mountains; it exercises my body, stimulates my imagination and helps me keep things in perspective by contrasting everyday life with the great outdoors. If you don’t already do it, try putting physical exercise built into your routine and get ready to reap the mental bonus.