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American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2014, 2(5A), 45-47
DOI: 10.12691/ajssm-2-5A-10
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A Study on Pulmonary Function of Adolescent Bengalee Trainee Bharatnatyam Dancers

Neepa Banerjee1, Tanaya Santra1, Sandipan Chaterjee1, Ayan Chatterjee1, Surjani Chatterjee1, Ushri Banerjee2, Shankarashis Mukherjee1 and Indranil Manna3,

1Human Performance Analytics and Facilitation Unit, Department of Physiology,

2Department of Applied Psychology, University Colleges of Science and Technology, University of Calcutta, 92 APC Road, Kolkata, W.B., India.

3Department of Physiology, Midnapore College, Midnapore, W. B., India,

Pub. Date: September 25, 2014

Cite this paper:
Neepa Banerjee, Tanaya Santra, Sandipan Chaterjee, Ayan Chatterjee, Surjani Chatterjee, Ushri Banerjee, Shankarashis Mukherjee and Indranil Manna. A Study on Pulmonary Function of Adolescent Bengalee Trainee Bharatnatyam Dancers. American Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 2014; 2(5A):45-47. doi: 10.12691/ajssm-2-5A-10


Dance, a type of art that generally refers to the rhythmic body movement, is performed in many different cultures. It provides an energetic, non-competitive form of exercise which has potential positive impacts on physical health and may enhance fitness level. On the other hand, pulmonary function test is a non invasive and simple technique used for the assessing lung function status. Practicing dancing as a physical activity may have some impact on lung function variables. In this backdrop a study was conducted to assess the effect of dancing exercise on the pulmonary function indices in terms of VC, FEV1, FEV1%, PEFR in the 31 adolescent Bengalee females receiving training in Bharatnatyam dancing. It has been found that individuals receiving dancing training have significant (P <0.05) favorable impact on pulmonary status compared to control group consisting of 39 individuals of same age and socio economic status.

physical activity respiratory status spirometry physical fitness adolescent

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