Exploring the health benefits of dance

Summary

Adherence is a major issue when assessing the effectiveness of an exercise program. It has been suggested that dancing could be a solution to improve adherence leading to improved health outcomes. The purpose of this project is to assess current dance programs for their effect on physical health, and develop targeted dance programs for various population groups including obesity, elderly, and neuromuscular conditions.

Supervisor(s)

Dr Alycia Fong Yan

Research Location

Exercise, Health and Performance Research Group

Program Type

Masters/PHD

Synopsis

Adherence is a major issue when assessing the effectiveness of an exercise program. It has been suggested that dancing could be a solution to improve adherence leading to improved health outcomes. The purpose of this project is to assess current dance programs for their effect on physical health, and develop targeted dance programs for various population groups including obesity, elderly, and neuromuscular conditions.

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Keywords

dance, Musculoskeletal

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1976

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