Comparisons of Acute Cardiovascular Response Between High Intensity Interval Exercise and Moderate Intensity Continuous Exercise in Obese Females
Keywords:Obesity, High intensity interval exercise, Moderate intensity continuous exercise
This study aims to compare the acute cardiovascular responses between high intensity interval exercise (HIIE) and moderate intensity continuous exercise (MICE) in 15 obese females. A randomized cross-over study was conducted. The participants were randomly assigned to receive 2 types of exercise comprising of (1) HIIE and (2) MICE. Heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and rating of perceived exertion (RPE) were evaluated before and immediately after exercises as well as after exercise at 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes. The two-way repeated measures ANOVA was employed to analyze the data. This study found that HR immediately after exercise and after exercise at 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes of HIIE was significantly increased than that of the MICE. HIIE demonstrated a significantly higher RPE immediately after exercise than did the MICE. However, there was no significant difference in SBP and DBP when compared between groups. Moreover, both HIIE and MICE trended to reduce HR and BP similarly to prior exercise. Therefore, HIIE and MICE may be used as an alternative treatment for health promotion in obese females.
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