According to a new study, while all physical activities are beneficial to heart health, static activities such as strength training…
According to a new study, while all physical activities are beneficial to heart health, static activities such as strength training were shown to be stronger associated with reducing the risk of heart disease than dynamic activities such as hiking and cycling.
New research was presented at the ACC Latin America Conference 2018 in Lima, Peru.
It is a well-known fact that physical activity is important for the health of the heart. Strength training showed the most benefit.
Both strength training and aerobic activity appeared to be cordial, even in small amounts, at population level, says Maia P. Smith, MS, Statistical Epidemiologist and Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at St. Petersburg. George’s University in St. Petersburg George’s, Grenada.
“Clinics should advise patients to exercise regardless of each activity type were beneficial. But static activity seemed more beneficial than dynamic, and patients who did both types of physical activity went better than patients who simply increased the level of a type of activity,” adds smith
Researchers analyzed cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and high cholesterol as a function of self-reported static and dynamic activity (Strength Training or Hiking / Cycling) in 4 086 American adults with data from 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The researchers were then adjusted for age, ethnicity, gender and smoking and stratified by age: 21
to 44 years or over 45 years.
A total of 36 percent of younger and 25 percent of older adults participate in static activity, and 28 percent of younger and 21 percent of older adults participate in dynamic activity.
Researchers who found that they had some type of activity were associated with 30-70 percent lower risk factors for cardiovascular disease, but the compounds were strongest for static activity and adolescents.
“An interesting takeaway was that both static and dynamic activity was almost as popular among the elderly as the younger. I think this allows clinicians to consult with their elderly patients that they will fit into the gym or the roads perfectly. important is to ensure that they participate in physical activity, Smith says.
Smith also stated that future research and data collection should use definitions of physical activity that separates static from dynamic activity to further investigate independent effects. (ANI)  This is published unedited from the ANI feed.
Published: November 19, 2018 1:13