The Effects of Resistance Training on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Young Females with Hypertension

RahmaniGhobadi, Marya and Hoseini, Rastegar and Hoseini, Zahr (2017) The Effects of Resistance Training on Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Young Females with Hypertension. Tabari Journal of Preventive Medicine, 2 (4). pp. 10-21.

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Background & Objectives: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the most common causes of mortality in the world. Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Decreasing blood pressure has a significant role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events, which can be achieved by exercising. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of a six-week resistance training on the CVD risk factors in young females with hypertension in Islamic Azad University, Damavand Branch, Iran. Materials & Methods: This study was conducted on 18 young non-athletic fe- males with hypertension in Damavand Islamic Azad University. The subjects were randomly divided into the experimental and control groups. Subsequently, the cardiovascular variables, heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), nitric oxide, and rate pressure product were measured before and after the resistance exercise training. Results: As the results of the study indicated, the HR, SBP, DBP, and rate-pressure product significantly decreased in the experimental group, compared to those in the control group (P< 0.05). However, nitric oxide significantly increased in the experimental group, compared to that in the control group (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Considering the findings of the present study, resistance exercise can have beneficial effects on some cardiovascular factors in the young females with hypertension and lead to reduced blood pressure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diastolic blood pressure (DBP), Heart rate (HR), Nitric oxide, Rate pressure product, Resistance training, Systolic blood pressure (SBP)
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 08:51
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 08:51

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