Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Yeba Dance Exercise: It’s Impact on the Physical Fitness among Overweight Students of Naawan, Misamis Oriental, Philippines
Rosevel B. Colegado, Dr. Rebecca M. Alquizar

Yeba is a dance exercise which is a combination of the basic dance steps in folk, tribal, pop, hip-hop, and social dances put into a dance routine. This study was conducted to examine the association between YEBA dance exercise and fitness status among overweight students of Naawan, Misamis Oriental. A quasi-experimental design was used to find out the significant difference of the pre and post health related physical fitness tests. A standard health-related physical fitness test with its corresponding score scale was used to measure the evaluation of their performance. Results showed that participating in Yeba Dance Exercise improved the muscular endurance of the girls, lower back flexibility and Body Mass Index for both boys and girls. Likewise, the study emphasizes the importance and success for overweight students that improved their physical fitness, and health benefits are concomitant. Furthermore, improved endurance and lower back flexibility was observed during different fitness tests conducted for both boys and girls. In conclusion, this study indicates that overweight and obese students can improve their muscular endurance and flexibility with interventions consisting of a variety of physical activity programs.

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