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Dance practices as a component of geriatric preventive programs

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25877305-2022-06-06

N. Fridman(1, 2), Candidate of Biological Sciences, R. Lukyanenko(2), Associate Professor N. Linkova(1, 3), Biol. D
1-Saint Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology
2-ArtMedia, Ltd, Saint Petersburg
3-Belgorod State National Research University

The number of elder people is increasing every year in the world. To search for safe and effective therapeutic methods and agents that improve quality of life in people in this age group is the most important task of gerontology and geriatrics. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the possibility of using dance practices in geriatric programs. The review presents the molecular biological and geroprotective effects of dance practices. It describes the protective effect of dance practices on the synthesis of sex hormones, cognitive functions, immunity, and stress levels. There are also data on the positive impact of dancing on the cardiovascular and nervous systems in patients of older age groups with neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases.

physical activity
dance practices
quality of life
dance therapy
elder age

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