The Effects of a Zumba Fitness Dance Program on Children Struggling with Obesity
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Type of Work24 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Obesity in children -- Research.
Physical education for children -- Research.
Education, Elementary -- Research.
Education -- Research papers (Graduate)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether a Zumba fitness dance program can address childhood obesity in elementary public school programs. A quasi-experimental, pre/post-test design format was used to conduct the study testing an intervention within an elementary school setting. The intervention that was utilized was the Zumba dance fitness exercise program. The Zumba fitness dance program was a total body workout using various dance moves to burn calories and decrease body fat. The Omoron HBF-306C Body Fat Loss Monitor was used to determine the overall body fat percentage of each student. The data was collected after a four-week intervention program, and indicated a significant decrease in body fat percentage amongst 14 participants.