Effects of moderate intensity intermittent training versus continuous training on indices of cardio-metabolic health in women with hyperlipidemia

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52567/trehabj.v7i04.40

Keywords:

continuous training, moderate intensity intermittent training, hyperlipidemia

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Shama Zulfiqar, Riphah International University Lahore, Pakistan

Student

Syed Shakil ur Rehman, Riphah International University Lahore

Professor

Mehwish Ikram, Riphah International University Lahore

Senior Lecturer

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Submitted

01-11-2023

Accepted

04-12-2023

Published

25-12-2023

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Research Article