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Physical benefits of dancing for healthy older adults: a review.
J Aging Phys Act. 2009 Oct; 17(4):479-500.JA

Abstract

Dancing is a mode of physical activity that may allow older adults to improve their physical function, health, and well-being. However, no reviews on the physical benefits of dancing for healthy older adults have been published in the scientific literature. Using relevant databases and keywords, 15 training and 3 cross-sectional studies that met the inclusion criteria were reviewed. Grade B-level evidence indicated that older adults can significantly improve their aerobic power, lower body muscle endurance, strength and flexibility, balance, agility, and gait through dancing. Grade C evidence suggested that dancing might improve older adults' lower body bone-mineral content and muscle power, as well as reduce the prevalence of falls and cardiovascular health risks. Further research is, however, needed to determine the efficacy of different forms of dance, the relative effectiveness of these forms of dance compared with other exercise modes, and how best to engage older adults in dance participation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Sport and Recreation and Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19940326

Citation

Keogh, Justin W L., et al. "Physical Benefits of Dancing for Healthy Older Adults: a Review." Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, vol. 17, no. 4, 2009, pp. 479-500.
Keogh JW, Kilding A, Pidgeon P, et al. Physical benefits of dancing for healthy older adults: a review. J Aging Phys Act. 2009;17(4):479-500.
Keogh, J. W., Kilding, A., Pidgeon, P., Ashley, L., & Gillis, D. (2009). Physical benefits of dancing for healthy older adults: a review. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 17(4), 479-500.
Keogh JW, et al. Physical Benefits of Dancing for Healthy Older Adults: a Review. J Aging Phys Act. 2009;17(4):479-500. PubMed PMID: 19940326.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Physical benefits of dancing for healthy older adults: a review. AU - Keogh,Justin W L, AU - Kilding,Andrew, AU - Pidgeon,Philippa, AU - Ashley,Linda, AU - Gillis,Dawn, PY - 2009/11/27/entrez PY - 2009/11/27/pubmed PY - 2009/12/23/medline SP - 479 EP - 500 JF - Journal of aging and physical activity JO - J Aging Phys Act VL - 17 IS - 4 N2 - Dancing is a mode of physical activity that may allow older adults to improve their physical function, health, and well-being. However, no reviews on the physical benefits of dancing for healthy older adults have been published in the scientific literature. Using relevant databases and keywords, 15 training and 3 cross-sectional studies that met the inclusion criteria were reviewed. Grade B-level evidence indicated that older adults can significantly improve their aerobic power, lower body muscle endurance, strength and flexibility, balance, agility, and gait through dancing. Grade C evidence suggested that dancing might improve older adults' lower body bone-mineral content and muscle power, as well as reduce the prevalence of falls and cardiovascular health risks. Further research is, however, needed to determine the efficacy of different forms of dance, the relative effectiveness of these forms of dance compared with other exercise modes, and how best to engage older adults in dance participation. SN - 1063-8652 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19940326/Physical_benefits_of_dancing_for_healthy_older_adults:_a_review_ L2 - https://journals.humankinetics.com/doi/10.1123/japa.17.4.479 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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