Low-volume walking program improves cardiovascular-related health in older adults

Jong Hwan Park, Masashi Miyashita, Masaki Takahashi, Noriaki Kawanishi, Harumi Hayashida, Hyun Shik Kim, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Yoshio Nakamura

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Abstract

Although numerous sources of evidence show that regular physical activity is beneficial to health, most individuals do not engage in a sufficient amount of physical activity to meet the guidelines set out by expert panels. In addition, the minimum amount of physical activity associated with reduced cardiovascular disease risk markers is not clear in older adults. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a 12-week walking program involving an exercise volume below the current minimum physical activity recommendation on cardiovascular disease risk markers in older adults. The participants were recruited from the following two groups separately: a walking group (n = 14) and a control group (n = 14). In the walking group, participants walked 30 to 60 minutes per session on 2 days per week for 12 weeks (average walking time, 49.4 ± 8.8 min/session). Plasma oxidised low-density lipoprotein concentrations tended to be lower than baseline values in the walking group after 12 weeks (paired t-test, p = 0.127). The ratio of oxidised low-density lipoprotein to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol was significantly lower than the baseline ratio in the walking group after 12 weeks (paired t-test, p = 0.035). Resting systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure were significantly lower than baseline values in the walking group after 12 weeks (paired t-tests, p = 0.002, p < 0.0005, respectively). Our findings demonstrate that a 12-week walking program comprising a low volume of physical activity confers a benefit to cardiovascular-related health in older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)624-631
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Sports Science and Medicine
Volume13
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Blood pressure
  • Exercise
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Older adults
  • Oxidised low-density lipoprotein

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Low-volume walking program improves cardiovascular-related health in older adults. / Park, Jong Hwan; Miyashita, Masashi; Takahashi, Masaki; Kawanishi, Noriaki; Hayashida, Harumi; Kim, Hyun Shik; Suzuki, Katsuhiko; Nakamura, Yoshio.

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