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Dancing improves cholesterol and fitness in postmenopausal women – Open Access Government

Posted: August 2, 2021 at 1:50 am


Postmenopausal women are susceptible to weight gain, overall/central body adiposity increases, and metabolic disturbances, which together, increases cardiovascular risk.

At the same time, postmenopausal women are often less physically active and as a result, often suffer from decreased self-image and self-esteem.

A new study, designed to analyse the effects of dance practice on body composition, metabolic profile, functional fitness, and self-image/self-esteem, has found credible benefits of a three-times-weekly dance regimen.

Dance therapy was found to not only improve the lipid profile and functional fitness but also self-image and self-esteem.

Dancing is also known to improve balance, postural control, gait, strength, and overall physical performance.

Dr Stephanie Faubion, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) medical director said: This study highlights the feasibility of a simple intervention, such as a dance class three times weekly, for improving not only fitness and metabolic profile but also self-image and self-esteem. In addition to these benefits, women also probably enjoyed a sense of comradery from the shared experience of learning something new.

The full study has been published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).

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