This type of exercise to Prevent Heart Disease

Posted on February 26, 2012


Overweight is a risk factor for heart disease. However, do not give up, a lot we can do for heart disease not be up to. One of them is exercise.

With regular exercise, heart rate becomes a more efficient pump, so the heart does not have to work as hard when you are exercising.

According to recent research, the most ideal type of exercise to reduce the risk of heart attacks in people who are overweight is a combination of weight training with aerobics.

People are just kind of aerobic exercise alone will decrease waist circumference and body weight. While those who only practice the burden of long-term health benefits smaller.

“Aerobic plus resistance training is the most optimal program for those who are overweight,” said Dr. Timothy Church, which examined exercise and disease at Louisiana State University‘s Pennington Biomedical Research Center.

Research results are consistent with some evidence of previous studies which suggest that aerobic exercise combined with a bit of weight training.

In a study of 196 people who are overweight and have a sedentary lifestyle (less mobile), the respondents were divided into three group exercise program.

The first group exercise course load of three times a week. They practice using eight resistance training equipment with a target reduction in upper body muscles and lower.

In the second group, they do two hours of aerobic exercise per week in the gym. While the third group did both types of exercise, both resistance and aerobic exercise.

During 8 months of the program, more than a quarter of respondents involved in the study was stopped in the middle of the road and some were not able to complete the data before and after exercise.

In general, people of strength training group who completed the exercise program experienced an increase of about 0.6 pounds and a little waist without any decrease in risk of diabetes or heart disease.

Those who do aerobic exercise decreased by approximately 1.3 kg and 0.5-inch waist, while performing a combination of exercise was reduced 1.8 kg body weight and waist circumference reduced by 1 inch. Of this group were also seen a decrease diastolic blood pressure and metabolic syndrome score that describes the risk of diabetes and heart disease.

However, in general, statistical analysis did not show a combination of aerobic exercise and weight training is better than aerobic exercise alone is just so aerobic exercise is also a good option.

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