Effects of moderate intensity intermittent training versus continuous training on indices of cardio-metabolic health in women with hyperlipidemia
Keywords:continuous training, moderate intensity intermittent training, hyperlipidemia
Background: Moderate intensity intermittent and continuous training are in practice for muscle strengthening and physical activity. These trainings can be used for cardiometabolic health of hyperlipidemic patients.
Objective: to determine the effects of moderate-intensity intermittent versus continuous training on indices of cardio-metabolic health in women with hyperlipidemia.
Methods: A randomized clinical trial was conducted at Milestone Fitness Gym in Sialkot from August to December 2021. Women between 30 to 40 years old with hyperlipidemia were included by using a non-probability convenience sampling technique. A total of Twenty (n=20) participants were randomly divided into two groups by lottery method. Moderate-intensity intermittent training was given to Group A (n=10), and moderate-intensity continuous training was given to Group B (n=10) by the gym trainer 3 days per week for 5 weeks. The lipid profile for hyperlipidemia, step test, modified Borg Scale, and timed up-and-go test were used for cardiometabolic health and assessed at the baseline and after 5 weeks of training.
Results: The mean age was 34±3.43 years. There was no significant difference (p≥0.05) in lipid profile, lipid profile, Borg scale, and time up and go test when between both groups analysis was done. While within-group analysis shows that there was a significant difference (p<0.05) in all outcome measures of both groups.
Conclusion: It is concluded that both techniques, moderate-intensity intermittent versus continuous training were effective equally on indices of cardio-metabolic health in women with hyperlipidemia.
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