Navigation Links
Home-based exercise as rehabiltation
Date:12/5/2013

Rapid rehabilitation is a must after a heart attack or other cardiovascular event. Different forms of exercise as a part of rehabilitation have been examined by researchers, including high-intensity interval training (85-95 % of maximum heart rate), which has proved to be both a good and efficient form of rehabilitation.

However, most of the studies that document these findings have been conducted in exercise laboratories, where patients and the intensity of their exercise are carefully monitored. But can we expect the same benefits when patients are told to exercise at home?

Researcher and PhD candidate Inger Lise Aamot, from the Cardiac Exercise Research Group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, says the answer to this question is yes.

Aamot studied the feasibility of interval training both in a clinical context and in home-based cardiac rehabilitation. She conducted a randomized trial consisting of a 12-week cardiac rehabilitation programme with interval training in two Norwegian hospitals.

Ninety patients with heart disease were enrolled and randomly assigned either to group exercise, treadmill exercise or home-based training. Participants controlled their exercise intensity by using heart rate monitors, and undertook interval training twice a week.

The results showed that the treadmill group increased its fitness as measured by maximum oxygen uptake significantly more than those who exercised at home, because several patients in the home exercise group did not exercise in line with the exercise program.

However, when Aamot compared only those who actually followed the prescribed program, she found no significant differences between the groups in terms of increases in maximal oxygen uptake. The training intensity was as prescribed in all groups and the majority completed training in 12 weeks.

Aamot remeasured the participants' maximal oxygen uptake again after one year. She found these levels were significantly higher than before patients started the 12 week training program.

She also found that participants who trained at home for the first 12 weeks showed a strong tendency to have a higher frequency of physical activity compared with those who trained at the hospital.

She concludes that interval training for cardiac rehabilitation can be implemented efficiently both in the clinic or at home, but that home exercise seems to contribute most positively to a long-term physically active lifestyle.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ulrik Wisløff
ulrik.wisloff@ntnu.no
47-728-28113
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. Recent Study Shows Rotator Cuff Home-Based Exercise as Effective as Outpatient Therapy
2. BounceHouseGalore.com Helps Home-Based Rental Businesses: Bounce Houses Promote Exercise, Safety and Summer Fun on Memorial Day Weekend
3. Older adults benefit from home-based DVD exercise program
4. Home-Based Care Teams Offer Help for Those With Dementia
5. A Full Awaken The Abs Within Review Reveals to People Advanced Workouts and Exercises for Building Muscle and Burning Fat at the Same Time – Vinamy
6. Supreme Skin in Asehville, NC Introduces New Treatments That Sculpt and Contour The Face and Body, Much Like Exercise Does
7. Sleep Apnea Exercises Plan Review Exposes a New Method to Cure This Condition with Simple Exercises
8. “Claim Your Six Pack Abs” Provides People with an Advanced Exercise for Six Pack Abs at Home – Vkoolelite
9. Flex Business Solutions Launches New Exercise App Designed to Revitalize Cardio Workouts
10. “Old School New Body” Teaches People How To Get The Body In Shape With Body Shaping Exercises – Vinamy
11. Exercise training is effective as prehabilitation before surgery in an elderly population
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Home-based exercise as rehabiltation
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... , ... On May 24, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected that the ... 4, would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026 as ... and Affordable Care Act (ACA). , “It is clear from the CBO analysis ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... Dr. Alex Rabinovich, a highly-skilled oral surgeon specializing ... blog post on insurance options. If a Bay Area patient has to search for ... and money. Visiting an in-network provider for a second opinion can ensure a patient ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... ... “Cactus Jack: Against All Odds”: the story of Coach Cactus Jack and the impact ... the creation of published author, Walter Hubbard, a retired wildlife and fisheries biologist and ... Walter. Walter and Jane have three adult children and a granddaughter. Walter ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Altec Products, Inc., ... nVerge 2017 – a one-day technology conference in San Diego, CA. , At ... allows users to fully utilize and enhance their Sage ERP solutions by providing improved ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... STATEMENT ... is vehemently opposed to Donald Trump’s budget, “A New Foundation for American Greatness—President's ... fear, demonizes the poor, marginalizes underserved populations, undermines productivity, and destroys the social ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/9/2017)... , May 9, 2017  Semler Scientific, Inc. ... technology solutions to improve the clinical effectiveness and ... for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. ... enable our customers to identify when preventive care ... before events like heart attacks or strokes occur," ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... FALLS, N.Y. , May 5, 2017  Hill-Rom ... that will add approximately 100,000 square feet to its ... in September 2016 its commitment to bring more than ... , where Welch Allyn has maintained a significant ... will help accommodate these new positions, a large portion ...
(Date:5/4/2017)... 4, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading ... data solutions, today announced that it is teaming up ... Technologies Limited to lower diabetes healthcare costs in ... card, which is available throughout all provinces and territories ... be eligible for additional savings when shopping for Dario ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: