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The effect of line dance on body composition in female student's population with recessive obesity

Objective: This research was aimed to explore the effect of line dance on body composition of female students.

Methods: Twenty students were selected as the experimental group. The training was arranged 3 times one week. The training included 10 minutes preparation, 40 minutes training, and 10 minutes ending. The maximum heart rate was controlled from 60% to 75%. Moreover, the pulse was controlled below 75% of the highest heart rate.

Results: Twelve weeks later, the Body Mass Index (BMI) and weight of training group were reduced. Compared with control group, the difference was not statistically significant (P?0.05), and the indexes including body fat content, body fat percentage, skinfold thickness of forearm as well as under shoulder of the experimental group were significantly different (P<0.05). The Fat Free Mass (FFM) of experimental group was higher than the control group but had no statistical difference. The blood lipid biochemical index reduced, with slightly fall in TC, TG, and LDL potency (P<0.05). Compared with control group, HDL potency increased significantly (P<0.05).

Conclusion: Long-term line dance has an effect on the decreasing of body composition of female student’s population with recessive obesity.

Author(s): Linlin Fan, Jixiang Yu, Jian Li, Yaping Liu