Combined Effects of Six Weeks Oat Bran Consumption and Brisk Walking Exercise on Blood Lipid Profiles in Hypercholesterolemia Women Aged 40 to 50 Years.
Physical inactivity is a state of concern as it leads to major health problems like obesity, hypertension and various metabolic disorders. The world now is in the era where great advances of technology conceal people from doing physical activity, and it leads to the decrement in physical activity regardless of the scientific evidence has increased showing the importance of physical activity for health and well-being.
Blair et al2 stated that low-levels of physical activity are important precursor of mortality and associated with higher rates of disease and premature death. Furthermore, Karmen3 also mentioned that sedentary lifestyle with lack of exercise can increase the susceptibility of getting cardiovascular disease, which is related to high blood cholesterol.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the major cause of morbidity and death in the world. Hypertension, dyslipidemia and excess body weight are among most potent accepted risk factors for CVD. In 2007, the American College of Sports Medicine suggested that adults should complete at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise intensity aerobic activity at 3 days per week.
Numerous previous studies reported about the positive effects of exercise on blood lipid profiles. According to Spate and Keyser,9 moderate-intensity training over a 12-week period was sufficient to improve HDL-C profile, and high-intensity training appeared to have no further advantage as long as training volume is constant in healthy adult female.
Sport Exerc Med Open J. 2016; 2(2): 33-40. doi: 10.17140/SEMOJ-2-136