Weight training is healthier for the heart than cardio

Strength exercises can strengthen the heart is not worse than the widely recommended aerobic cardio. Scientists said that their ability to reduce serdechno-vascular risk even more expressive. The results of this study are reported in the Latin American conference of the American College of cardiology (ACC) in Lima.

As you know, traditionally called cardio aerobic download like Jogging, walking, swimming and Cycling.

As exercises for strength and aerobic exercise good for the heart even in small quantities, says Mary P. Smith (Maia P. Smith), epidemiologist, associate Professor of public health and preventive medicine St. George’s University in Grenada.

According to new data, static (power) exercises are more useful than dynamic, and the people addressing to both types of loads, show the best results the health of the cardiovascular system. Scientists believe that doctors should recommend to patients strength exercises.

The authors of the study analyzed the cardiovascular risk factors including blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and diabetes, 4086 Americans who participated in the study NationalHealthand Nutrition Examination Survey. The researchers also compared the indicators with the types of exercise that made the participants.

Only 36% of young and 25% of older adults did static exercises. Aerobic (dynamic) exercise in these age groups did, respectively, 28% and 21%.

Scientists have found that any type of load reduces the risk of heart disease by 30-70%, more expressive was the effect of static exercise among younger people.

It was interesting to learn that both static and dynamic exercises almost equally popular among young people and older people. I believe it gives physicians the opportunity to recommend their patients of Mature age any type of load. Important is the involvement in physical activity, says Smith.

Ukrainian Andrei