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FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM Participants in a study measuring the metabolic equivalent of hula danced Tuesday at the Queen's Medical Center. Clockwise from left are Darleen Fujita, nurse Michelle Kanehe-Hudson, Jan Masaki and Ruth Terna.
FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM Kumu hula Mapuana de Silva, dancer Ruth Terna, nurse Jan Nakama, dancer Darleen Fujita and nurse Michelle Kanehe-Hudson gathered Tuesday to hear the results of the study. "For those of us who dance hula, we knew what the results would be before we started," de Silva said.
FL MORRIS / FMORRIS@STARADVERTISER.COM A five-year Hula Enabling Lifestyle Adaptation study conducted by the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and the Queen's Medical Center backs up the health benefits of hula. Nurse Michelle Kanehe-Hudson, left, Darleen Fujita and Ruth Terna danced at Queen's on Tuesday.