Does It Matter How Intense Your Workout Is.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study finding that the level of intensity of a workout can significantly affect heart health.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/general-health-2/does-it-matter-how-intense-your-workout-is) notes, when it comes to exercise, any kind of activity will do. As long as the muscles, cardiovascular system, and nervous system are being used, a person is bound to exert a beneficial effect on their body. However, researchers now conclude that a little extra sweat can make a big difference to overall health when it comes to workout intensity.
As the article “Does It Matter How Intense Your Workout Is?” reports, researchers conducted an unusual clinical trial at Taipei Medical University in Taiwan that involved banking and insurance workers. These workers are the kinds of people most likely to be trapped in jobs that keep them sitting at a desk for long periods of inactivity, while being under considerable stress due to deadlines and job performance expectations.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that the researchers developed a three-month exercise program that was aimed at reducing worker “burnout” and cases of metabolic syndrome. Levels of burnout, fatigue, and incidences of metabolic syndrome were found to significantly improve in both the low- and high-intensity exercise groups. So, even a low level of exercise is good—improving blood pressure, reducing the waistline, and limiting stress to some degree.
However, Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin advises that for those who can find the motivation, increasing the intensity of exercise will boost blood pressure outcomes even more. Based on the researchers’ findings, this added intensity could contribute to heart health over the long term.
(SOURCE: Tsai, H.H., et al., “The Effects of Exercise Program on Burnout and Metabolic Syndrome Components in Banking and Insurance Workers,” Ind Health. March 22, 2013.)
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