New research presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Lima, Peru last weekend showed that muscle-resistance exercises may be more effective in reducing the risk of heart disease from so-called "cardio" sports such as bicycles.
This study, conducted by researchers at the University of Sts. George in Grenada (West India) was aiming to assess whether static exercise, such as workout and exercise, such as walking or cycling, had various effects on health. cardiovascular.
Although it is already well-known thatphysical activity offers many health benefits in general and heart health In particular, research has not previously been differentiated between different species physical activity.
For this new study, scientists reviewed data from 4,086 adults in the United States and analyzed their risk factors for cardiovascular disease, taking into account their blood pressure, weight, diabetes and cholesterol, in addition to their responses to blood sugar level questionnaires . static or dynamic activity.
The participants were also classified into two age groups: adults aged 21 to 44 and adults over 45 years of age.
After taking into account age, ethnicity and smoking, the researchers found that they were dealing with activities static or dynamic was associated with discounted rate 30 to 70% risk factors for cardiovascular disease,
These associations were even stronger for static activities for younger participants.
"At the same time bodybuilding and laerobic activity it seemed to have benefited from heart health even at low doses"Commented the researcher Maya P. Smith."Doctors should advise patients to exercise in any case – two species the activity was useful. However, thestatic activity seemed more favorable than dynamics, and patients who dealt with both types of physical activity made better than patients who simply increased the level of one type of activity."
However, she noted that "Static and dynamic activities were almost as popular with older people as in younger ones"."I think this gives physicians the opportunity to tell their elderly patients that they will have their place in the hall or on the road. It is important to make sure that they have physical activity."
A major study published last week by the University of Iowa has already shown that one to 59 minutes bodybuilding for a week could be enough to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 40 to 70%.