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The Effect of Korean Dance for Body Fat Decrease in the Elderly Women

  • The Korean Journal of Dance Studies
  • Abbr : KRSDS
  • 2003, 12(12), pp.165-175
  • Publisher : The Korean Society for Dance Studies
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Dance

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ABSTRACT

The Effect of Korean Dance for Body Fat Decrease in the Elderly WomenAedeok LeeLecturer in danceEwha Womans University, Sahmyook UniversityThe purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of Korean dance decreasing body fat in the elderly women. A survey was completed by elderly persons aged between 62-73 years in reference to a 16 weeks Korean dance program. This compared the change of fat free mass & body fat composition between before and after the execution of Korean dance program.The result of the study was not statistically significant on fat-free mass but rest of the four fields(weight, fat distribution, abdominal fat, obesity degree) were found significant(p<.01). Based on this result, Korean dance program should be conducted actively as an activity of the elderly women for decreasing the body fat.

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