Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | 04:23 WIB

Zumba Increases Quality of Life

Zumba-based fitness program can improve the quality of life and emotional well-being.

JAKARTA, NNC - Zumba-based fitness program can improve the quality of life and emotional well-being of university workers who live a sedentary lifestyle, according to the results of the study.

This study consists of the implementation of short training interventions with the aim of studying their impact on the quality of life of participants, both in the short and medium term.

Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) in Spain and Chimborazo National University in Ecuador led the study for five weeks.

Currently, working days at a state university consist of an 8-hour schedule with mostly non-permanent tasks, so that more university workers spend time sitting, which is a potential risk factor for the health of university workers.

In this regard, it is necessary to develop interventions for health promotion, promotion of healthy living habits and quality of life in general through an innovative and exciting sport program in the labor sector.

Quality of life is a broad concept that consists of various aspects of our lives. More specifically, it is divided into 8 important dimensions of social, emotional, physical condition, physical sickness, physical function, vitality, mental health and general health.

The physical exercise program is conducted three days a week at the end of the workday, through a one-hour classroom taught by a certified instructor.

This experiment led to significant improvements in most dimensions of quality of life, according to a study published in the Journal of Health Education.

Even two months after the intervention ends, most dimensions continue to maintain levels above those recorded at the start of the program.

"The emotional dimension, which is one of the lowest values in the beginning, is the highest score at the end of the exercise program and, therefore, the person with the greatest increase," said the researcher, as quoted by the Deccan Chronicle website, Saturday (12/2/2017).