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Clin Investig Arterioscler. 2018 May - Jun;30(3):95-101. doi: 10.1016/j.arteri.2017.11.003. Epub 2018 Feb 12.

Influence of a physical exercise program on VO2max in adults with cardiovascular risk factors.

[Article in English, Spanish]

Author information

1
Grado en Ciencias de la Actividad física y el deporte, Murcia, España.
2
Profesor asociado de la Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, España.
3
Profesor titular de la Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, España.
4
Profesor Medicina. Universidad Castilla la Mancha, Albacete, España. Electronic address: Pedrojuan.tarraga@uclm.es.
5
Doctor en Educación física, Murcia, España.
6
Enfermera. Residencia Geriatrica Los Alamos, Albacete, España.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The aim of the study was to assess the influence of a physical exercise program on VO2max in sedentary subjects with cardiovascular risk factors.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The sample was composed of 214 patients (80 males, 134 females) with an average age of 52 years, who were referred to a physical exercise program from 2 primary care centres of Spanish southeast. It was implemented a 10 week program (3 training×1h/week) combining strength with cardiorespiratory fitness. TheVO2max was analyzed through the Rockport Walk Test (RWT) comparing the pre and post program measurements.

RESULTS:

The results show significant improvements on VO2max for both genders (p<0,05). The most pronounced increase in VO2max was among males in the highest age band (56-73 years).

CONCLUSIONS:

Prescribing and referral exercise programs from primary care centers must be considered as a resource for improving cardiorespiratory fitness in the population studied.

KEYWORDS:

Atención primaria; Cardiovascular risk; Condición física; Ejercicio físico; Fitness; Physical exercise; Primary care; Riesgo cardiovascular

PMID:
29395495
DOI:
10.1016/j.arteri.2017.11.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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