It is a salsa weekend for you. Two nights of salsa out in the city…
What is this equal to?
Hours of fun..Let’ say you did the salsa for 5 hours that weekend.
As an extra bonus you did quite a workout which is equal to
the CN Tower of Toronto to the Pearson International Airport.
How many calories do you burn out during dancing salsa in an hour?
The numbers vary between 375 calories to 800 calories. More than 420 calories is a common figure given in different sites. Also it is also claimed that according to experts one person can burn up to 10 calories per minute during salsa dancing. Of course, the weight of the person is important. Generally the figures depend on a person who weighs 150 pounds/70 kg.
After some math, let’s go to that weekend. There is the Glamour.com’s activity calculator (a rough one but fun). 5 hours of also for a person of 70 kg means burning almost 2,000 calories.
The same person has to run for a total of 3 hours with a pace of 10 min/per mile to burn these 2,000 calories. He ends up at the Pearson Airport, if his starting point is the CN Tower (25 km/15.5 miles).
WOW? Right? You just wanted to have some fun and get into the tempting groove of salsa for two nights in a row on a weekend. Actually, you just finished more than a half-marathon (21.09 km).
Who knew, right?
Of course, the heavier you are more calories you burn. Let’s take me as an example. I can dance 5 hours salsa with great pleasure. Just tell me when… I weigh 220 pounds/100 kg.
I burned 2881 calories.
Now what did I deserve? What do I want? I like chicken pizza. That’s me!
Large chicken pizza would be good. Yes! How many large chicken pizzas did I deserve?
Not bad, eh?
Salsa dancing is not only a good way of workout where you burn lots of calories but it also offers other health benefits of a good exercise.
Health benefits of exercise has been the trend in brain research during the first decade of the century.
We now know that exercise makes you sharper, gets your mood elevated. Of all these studies, my favourite study is an animal study.
The influence of maternal treadmill running during pregnancy on short-term memory and hippocampal cell survival in rat pups.
This study shows the magic of exercise directly. The pregnant rats exercise and their babies are born with a better short-term memory and a bigger part of the brain related to this function.
Amazing,no? That’s why they tell old people to do the ballroom dancing. Less dementia!
So salsa dancing will make you sharper and happier with a good heart (literally)!
Finally, at the end of a long day you can end up at a gym or run at the streets of Toronto, alternatively do your pushups at home. Salsa, as an exercise, reinforces the mood elevator effect of exercise by offering you a way of socializing.
Salsa being that great way of exercise it is not surprising that
many celebrities choose to salsa to stay fit and healthy!