High-intensity interval training improves heart health in those with metabolic syndrome


A study published in the Journal of Hypertension has found that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) can improve the cardiovascular health of people with metabolic syndrome. The study suggests three sessions of four-minute high-intensity exercise every week to improve cardiovascular health.

  • Decreased aortic reservoir function results in a rise in aortic reservoir pressure that is an independent risk factor of cardiovascular events.
  • While HIIT has been known to improve aortic reservoir pressure, the amount of high-intensity exercise to improve aortic reservoir function has not yet been determined.
  • So, researchers compared the effect of various volumes of HIIT and moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) on aortic reservoir pressure in people with metabolic syndrome.
  • They recruited 50 people with metabolic syndrome and randomized them into one of the following 16-week exercise programs:
    • 30-minute MICT sessions five times a week
    • Four by four-minute high-intensity interval training three times per week
    • One by four-minute high-intensity interval training three times each week
  • The researchers measured the aortic reservoir pressure of the participants and found that three sessions of four-minute high-intensity exercise each week was sufficient to improve aortic reservoir pressure.
  • They believe that it may be a time-efficient exercise for reducing cardiovascular risk in people with metabolic syndrome.

In conclusion, these findings suggest that participating in at least three sessions of four-minute high-intensity training per week can help lower cardiovascular risk of people with metabolic syndrome.

To read more studies on natural ways to prevent heart disease, visit ReverseHeartDisease.news.

Journal Reference:

Ramos JS, Dalleck LC, Ramos MV, Borrani F, Roberts, L, Gomersall S, … Coombes JS. 12 MIN/WEEK OF HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING REDUCES AORTIC RESERVOIR PRESSURE IN INDIVIDUALS WITH METABOLIC SYNDROME. JOURNAL OF HYPERTENSION. October 2016; 34(10): 1977-1987. DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000001034

style="display:inline-block;width:728px;height:90px"

data-ad-client="ca-pub-8193958963374960"

data-ad-slot="8467858336">



Comments
comments powered by Disqus

RECENT NEWS & ARTICLES