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Déficits fonctionnels des personnes obèses et rôle de la danse-thérapie

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 8, no. 334, p. 687-691
Publication date2012
Abstract

Obese people may have trouble with walking and may present reduced postural control. Medical doctors or therapists should guide the patient to restart doing physical activities that are gentle and progressive. Exercise should take into account walking difficulties. Thus, the first challenge is to help obese individuals start exercising without risk, or excessive strain on the joints. The second stage should encourage individuals to persevere in the chosen activity. Enjoyment is a key factor for attaining these objectives. Dance therapy, with its psychological and physiological impact, could help individuals take on the challenge.

Keywords
  • Dance Therapy/methods
  • Exercise Therapy/methods/psychology
  • Humans
  • Motor Activity
  • Obesity/physiopathology/psychology/therapy
  • Postural Balance
  • Walking
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MULLER-PINGET, Solange et al. Déficits fonctionnels des personnes obèses et rôle de la danse-thérapie. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2012, vol. 8, n° 334, p. 687–691.
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