huffpostBy Roque Planas, Huffington Post LatinoVoices

NEW YORK – Looking to get in shape without going to the gym? Sonia Sotomayor’s got an idea for you.

The first Latina Supreme Court Justice recommended dancing salsa daily as a way to keep fit during a talk Saturday with journalist Maria Hinojosa at New York’s El Museo del Barrio to promote her new autobiography, My Beloved World.

sotomayor and mom“As Latinos, we do a lot of salsa, and that’s healthy,” Sotomayor said. If every Latin couple danced an hour of salsa after dinner, Sotomayor speculated, it would work wonders for the community’s health.

“What do you think they’re doing in the gyms right now?” She asked, referring to the rising popularity of zumba and other dance classes. “They’re doing salsa!”

Diagnosed with juvenile diabetes as an 8-year-old child in 1962, back when insulin-dependent diabetics had to sterilize their needles over boiling water, Sotomayor learned from a young age to make her health…


This story was first published in Huffington Post Latino Voices.

Roque Planas is Associate Editor at Huffington Post Latino Vocies.

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