The Effect of Six Week Aerobic Dance Exercise Program on Body Composition
A sedentary lifestyle poses a serious threat to individual health. It can lead to an increase or progression in the risk of hypertension, obesity and muscle weakness. An increase in physical activity improves overall health of an individual. Aerobic dance moves has become gradually more popular fitness activity. In this set of moves are executed together to form the choreography of the class
Aim of the study: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of an sixth week aerobic dance exercise program on body composition parameter.
Type of study: Six week randomised controlled trial.
Methodology: A total of 20 healthy participated in this study voluntarily. They were randomly divided in to two group-experimental group (n-10) and a control group (n-10). The subjects in the experimental group participated in a aerobic dance exercise program for one hour per day for six week . The subjects body mass index (BMI) ,Weight , waist circumference , hip circumference , biceps circumference , thigh circumference , were assessed before and after the completion of the aerobic dance exercise program.
Result: After six week of the Aerobic dance exercise program , significant difference was found in the subjects weight , waist circumference , hip circumference, biceps circumference , thigh circumference BMI level(p<0.05).There was no significant difference in the body composition parameter in the control group.
Conclusion: The aerobic dance moves proved to be a useful exercise modality for improving overall fitness level and positive changes in body composition parameter can be procured.
Clinical Significance: This study has devised an interesting protocol for reducing circumference of the body and BMI which will help in improving overall well being of an individual.
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