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on physical self-perceptions and self-esteem, and has a moderate anxiety-reducing effect. Health promotion behaviors change the quality of life and overall functioning among Korean community-dwelling aging people, and the inclusion of exercise in health promotion behaviors is essential. 44 A meta-analysis indicated that fitness has momentous but selective benefits on cognitive function. 19 Dance – as a form of physical activity – helps release emotional expression, allows for creativity, and decreases stress, depression, and loneliness. Moreover, it helps the

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