Skip to content
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Study Finds Stair Climbing a Good Option for Heart Rehabilitation

Study Finds Stair Climbing a Good Option for Heart Rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program for people who have had a heart attack, heart failure, heart valve surgery. A recent study has found that stair climbing routines may be an effective form of cardiac rehabilitation.

Eighteen adults with an average age of 61 participated in the study. All were registered for cardiac rehabilitation and had a history of myocardial infection, coronary artery bypass graft, or percutaneous coronary intervention. Half were assigned to a traditional moderate-intensity exercise program and half were assigned to a high-intensity interval stair climbing program for 12 weeks. Cardiorespiratory fitness was assessed at baseline, week 4, and week 12.

Participants in both groups saw improvements in cardiorespiratory fitness at week 4 and week 12, even though the stair climbing group exercised for less time per session. Both groups also saw improvements in body mass, BMI, and muscle strength.

The study was conducted by researchers from McMaster University. It was published online ahead of print on February 16, 2021 in the journal Frontiers in Sports and Active Living.

Previous article Delta Tocotrienol May Help Improve Insulin Resistance in Diabetics
Next article Yoga May Help Reduce Migraine Frequency and Pain

Related Posts

Salmon Extract May Help Improve Skin Moisture
Salmon Extract May Help Improve Skin Moisture
Salmon is a nutritious food and rich in many important nutrients like pr...
Read More
Lifestyle Changes, Diet and Supplements May Help Reduce Biological Age
Lifestyle Changes, Diet and Supplements May Help Reduce Biological Age
A new study found that a plant-centered diet, combined with probiotic an...
Read More
Multi-Strain Probiotic May Help Ease Gastrointestinal Discomfort
Multi-Strain Probiotic May Help Ease Gastrointestinal Discomfort
Elite cyclists often experience upper and lower gastrointestal discomfor...
Read More
Stay up to date with Health News you can use!
×