Elliptical Research Papers

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This study looking at the impact of a twelve-week intervention of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) on diabetes patients was published in 2015. What makes this study different from the others reviewed, is the researcher decided to use an elliptical instead of a stationary cycle, or treadmill. The elliptical is well-liked and widely available in homes and gyms around the US and Canada. This study was completed at the University of Quebec in Montréal. This study, Effect of elliptical high-intensity interval training on metabolic risk factor in Pre- and type 2 diabetes patients does have a couple of limitations, such as a small sample size and no control group. The Participants were pre-diabetic or have been diagnosed with type 2…show more content…
The participant’s blood pressure was reduced by systolic 5.1 percent diastolic by 2.1 percent, resting heart rate was decreased by 6.1 percent, VO2max improved by 14 percent, and fasting glucose lowered by 7.7 percent. Study Two Nashwa Sayed Hamed and Neveen Abdel Latif Abdel Raoof conducted a study that was published in 2015 called, Effect of high intensity interval training on diabetic obese women with polyneuropathy: a randomized controlled clinical trial. As diabetes is one of the leading causes of polyneuropathy and is seen in one of six diabetic patients; these researchers wanted to know if high-intensity interval training would have an effect on the patient’s polyneuropathy pain level and motor weakness. So they organized this fifteen week study of forty women with this condition. The forty women were between forty-five and fifty-five years old and had type 2 diabetes with polyneuropathy and classified as class II obesity with a BMI of thirty-five to forty. Preceding the exercise intervention all of the participants were instructed to complete a seven item pain scale test called the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic symptoms and signs Scale (LANSS), a lower extremity functional test and an oral blood glucose test. The BMI and waist circumference were also taken prior to the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) or moderate-intensity aerobic training (MIAT) intervention. The fifteen week intervention included three days a week of stationary
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