Effects Of A Short-term Functional Exercise Program On Cardiac And Vascular Health
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Research consistently shows that those at the highest risk for cardiovascular disease are those who are overweight and have low fitness and activity levels. Also, physical activity levels are inversely related to glucose and cholesterol, body fat, and vascular health measures; all of which are easily measured markers of cardiovascular disease. Previous studies have found that short-term exercise improves blood pressure, vascular health, and glucose and cholesterol levels. Also, fun and simple exercises have been shown to lead to habit formation in previously sedentary individuals. However, to date, no study has examined cardiac and vascular health changes with a 4-week functional exercise program.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise
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Getty AK, Wisdo TW, Hill JA, Polimeni AN, Chavis LN, Perez AN, DiCiurcio WT, Ciesielka KA, Jasinski RM, Derella CD, Cruz JA, Close SN, Feairheller DL. Effects of a Short-Term Functional Exercise Program on Cardiac and Vascular Health. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 48:5. Supp. 2016.
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