Resistance Training as a Powerful Tool in the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases

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Year of publication 2014
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source International Journal of Medical, Health, Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Engineering
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Sports Studies

Field Sport and leisure time activities
Keywords Coronary artery disease; physical activity; prevention; resistance training
Description Regular exercise promotes reduction in blood pressure, reduction in body weight and it also helps to increase in insulin sensitivity. Participation in physical activity should always be linked to medical screening which can reveal serious medical problems. One of them is high blood pressure. Hypertension is risk factor for one billion people worldwide and the highest prevalence is found in Africa. Another component of hypertension is that people who suffer from hypertension have no symptoms. It is estimated that reduction of 3mm Hg in Systolic Blood Pressure decreases cardiac morbidity at least 5%. The most of the guidelines suggest aerobic exercise in a prevention of cardiovascular diseases. On the other hand, it is important to emphasize the impact of resistance training. Even, it was found higher effect for reduction on the level of systolic blood pressure than aerobic exercise.
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