New research introduced during the weekend at the Latin America American Congress of College of Cardiology (ACC) in Lima showed that performance of muscle resistant exercises could be more effective in reducing the risk of heart disease or so-called "cardio" sports like cycling.
The aim of this study, conducted by researchers at the University of St George in Grenada (India & West) was to assess whether fixed exercise, such as weight training and dynamic exercise, such as walking or cycling, had different health effects . cardiovascular
Although it is already well known that thephysical activity offers many health benefits in general a heart health in particular, research did not differ from a different line between types physical activity.
For this new study, scientists looked at data of 4,086 US adults and analyzed their cardiovascular risk factors, taking into account their blood pressure, weight, diabetes and cholesterol, in addition to their responses to questionnaires about their glucose level in the blood. stable or dynamic activity.
Participants were also classified in two age groups: adults aged between 21 and 44 and adults over the age of 45.
After considering age, ethnicity and smoking, researchers found that participation in activities stable or dynamic linked to decrease 30 to 70% risk factors for cardiovascular disease,
These societies were even stronger for fixed activities and for younger participants.
"At the same time bodybuilding a laerobic activity seems to be of benefit to heart health even at a low dose", Researcher's Representation Maia P. Smith."Doctors should advise patients to practice anyway – two types of activity is beneficial. However, it'sfixed activity seems more beneficial than the dynamic one, and patients who were undertaking both types of physical activity were better than patients that increase the level of one type of activity."
However, he noted that "Stable and dynamic activities were almost as popular among older people, among younger people"."I believe that this gives doctors the opportunity to tell their older patients that they will have their place in the gym or on the road race. The important thing is to have them physical activity."
A large study published last week by the University of Iowa has already shown that one to 59 minutes of body building per week could be enough to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 40 to 70%.