What is it about?

Both exercise training and diet are recommended to prevent and control hypertension and overweight/obesity. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of different 16-week aerobic exercise programmes with hypocaloric diet on blood pressure, body composition, cardiorespiratory fitness and pharmacological treatment. Participants in four groups: attention control group (physical activity recommendations) or one of three supervised exercise groups (2 days/week: high-volume with 45 minutes of moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT), high-volume and high-intensity interval training (HIIT), alternating high and moderate intensities, and low-volume HIIT (20 minutes)).

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Why is it important?

Low volume high-intensity interval training could be an option to tailor supervised exercise along with daily recommendations of lower intensities physical activities in the studied population.


This paper is the result of a great effort and commitment from the Department of Physical Education and Sport and Faculty of Physical Education and Sport-Physical Activity and Sport Sciences Section (University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU) , as well as a lot of support from Physical Activity and Sport doctoral-students, and medical staff. Very little external funding but good job! I think this article underpins the importance of exercise-intensity design and work by exercise specialists and our motto based on FITT principle.


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This page is a summary of: Effects of different aerobic exercise programmes with nutritional intervention in sedentary adults with overweight/obesity and hypertension: EXERDIET-HTA study, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, January 2018, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/2047487317749956.
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