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Dance your stress away : comparing the effect of dance/movement training to aerobic exercise training on the cortisol awakening response in healthy older adults

Dance your stress away : comparing the effect of dance/movement training to aerobic exercise training on the cortisol awakening response in healthy older adults

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VRINCEANU, Tudor, Alida ESMAIL, Nicolas BERRYMAN, David PREDOVAN, Thien Tuong Minh VU, Juan Manuel VILLALPANDO, Jens C. PRUESSNER, Louis BHERER, 2019. Dance your stress away : comparing the effect of dance/movement training to aerobic exercise training on the cortisol awakening response in healthy older adults. In: Stress. 22(6), pp. 687-695. ISSN 1025-3890. eISSN 1607-8888. Available under: doi: 10.1080/10253890.2019.1617690

@article{Vrinceanu2019-11-02Dance-46081, title={Dance your stress away : comparing the effect of dance/movement training to aerobic exercise training on the cortisol awakening response in healthy older adults}, year={2019}, doi={10.1080/10253890.2019.1617690}, number={6}, volume={22}, issn={1025-3890}, journal={Stress}, pages={687--695}, author={Vrinceanu, Tudor and Esmail, Alida and Berryman, Nicolas and Predovan, David and Vu, Thien Tuong Minh and Villalpando, Juan Manuel and Pruessner, Jens C. and Bherer, Louis} }

Vu, Thien Tuong Minh Esmail, Alida Vu, Thien Tuong Minh Vrinceanu, Tudor 2019-06-24T13:14:09Z Predovan, David Bherer, Louis Pruessner, Jens C. 2019-06-24T13:14:09Z Pruessner, Jens C. Dance your stress away : comparing the effect of dance/movement training to aerobic exercise training on the cortisol awakening response in healthy older adults 2019-11-02 Berryman, Nicolas Bherer, Louis Vrinceanu, Tudor eng Villalpando, Juan Manuel Predovan, David Villalpando, Juan Manuel Berryman, Nicolas This study aimed to examine in healthy older adults the effects of dance/movement training (DMT) on the cortisol awakening response (CAR), a marker of chronic stress. Forty participants (mean age = 67.45, 75% women) were randomized into three groups: DMT (n = 12) – a set of exercises to promote gross motor skills, body awareness, and socialization; aerobic exercise training (AT; n = 14) – high intensity activity on a recumbent bicycle, and wait list (WL; n = 14). Both DMT and AT groups were supervised by licensed instructors and met three times a week for three months. Before and after their respective program, participants of all groups provided saliva samples on 3 d at 0-, 30- and 60-min after awakening, and had their fitness level evaluated. A significant group × time interaction (F<sub>(2,34)</sub> = 5.79, p = .01, η<sup>2</sup>partial = 0.25) was found, with the DMT group showing lower salivary cortisol values post-training, while the other two groups showed no change from baseline in their CAR. Cardiorespiratory fitness improved only in the AT group, while DMT showed no group-specific physical functioning improvements. The results are discussed in terms of the importance of physical and psychological effects of training on change in cortisol levels. Esmail, Alida

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