New research presented during the weekend at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Lima, Peru, showed that muscle exercises could be more effective in reducing the risk of heart disease than so-called "cardio" sports such as cycling.
This study, conducted by researchers at St. George in Grenada (West Indies), tried to determine whether static exercise, such as weight training and dynamic exercise, such as walking or cycling, had different effects on health. Cardiovascular.
Although it is already known that it isphysical activity offers many health benefits in general and heart health in particular, research did not differ elsewhere kind physical activity.
For this new study, scientists reviewed data from 4,086 adult Americans and analyzed their cardiovascular risk factors, taking into account their blood pressure, weight, diabetes and cholesterol, along with their responses to their blood glucose questionnaires. static or dynamic activities.
Participants are also classified into two age groups: adults aged 21 to 44 and adults over 45 years of age.
Having taken into account age, ethnicity, and smoking, the researchers found that they were engaged in activities static or dynamic was related to a lowered rate 30 to 70% of risk factors for cardiovascular disease,
These associations were even stronger for static activities and for younger participants.
"Simultaneously bodybuilding and laerobic activity It seemed to use heart health even at low doses", Commented researcher Maia P. Smith."Physicians should advise patients to practice each other – two types activities were useful. However,static activity It seemed more useful than the dynamic, and the patients who participated in both types of physical activity were better than patients who simply increased the level of one type of activity."
However, he pointed out that "Static and dynamic activities were almost equally popular among older people as well as among young people' "I think this gives doctors the chance to tell their older patients that they will have their place in the gym or in the road race. It is important to make sure they have a physical activity."
Last week, conducted by the University of Iowa, a large study has already shown that one to 59 minutes of bodybuilding per week could be enough to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 40 to 70%.