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UVA Health System Promotes Heart Health with Zumba Classes

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University of Virginia Health System employees busted a move for heart health on Friday.

Employees danced and exercised their hearts out at Zumba classes held by the UVA heart and vascular center's Club Red program, which raises awareness about women's heart health.

The Latin dance classes keep dancers laughing, while helping them fight heart disease.

"For women one of the most important things you can do is have a healthy lifestyle and exercise. We think about it and we're like, ‘oh my gosh, I just don't want to do this,' but Zumba is a really, really fun way to get into exercise. So we're trying to encourage all of the people here in the health system to get involved," said Dr. Angela Taylor, a cardiologist for UVA Health System.

The classes kicked off heart month. Taylor says women start developing heart disease at a young age, so it's important to start right away with a healthy lifestyle.

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