The Cardiorespiratory Responses In Lap Swimmers and Zumba Dancers
Cardiorespiratory responses can be evaluated by measuring the workload, heart rate (HR), blood pressure (BP), and rate of perceived exertion (RPE) in a submaximal test. Although it is often used to determine an exercise prescription, it also evaluates the aerobic fitness of an individual. There are many aerobic activities that benefit health/fitness. Swimming has been one of most popular fitness activities. Swimming is a non-weight bearing exercise that allows individuals who have joint problems or arthritis to exercise. Although, swimming has been ranked second to walking, dancing has become increasingly popular. Zumba is a weight bearing exercise that consists of different types of dance styles such as salsa and rumba.