Minneapolis Chiropractor Best Practices
Research Commentary

HIIT Improves Heart Health

A review of
Silva, L.R.B.; Gentil, P.; Seguro, C.S.; de Oliveira, J.C.M.; Silva, M.S.; Marques, V.A.; Beltrame, T.; Rebelo, A.C.S. High-Intensity Interval Training Improves Cardiac Autonomic Function in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Biology 2022, 11, 66

Research Reviewed by Dr. John Wertish

HIIT Improves Heart Health

Summarized Review of Conclusion:

     In MN we struggle to stay healthy during the winter months. The cold temperatures keep us inside and decrease the amount of movement we get each day. I was talking with a patient this week about healthy habits to focus on during the winter months, and one wonderful way to keep our heart healthy is to get sufficient movement each day. HIIT (High Intensity Interval training) is one of the best ways to keep that heart well. This study was a research review focused on HIIT 30:30 and the positive effects on HRV (Heart Rate Variable) and resting heart rate. HIIT has a impact on your cardiovascular health by improving the recovery of the heart.
Below I have referenced key quotes from this research to help summarize the results.

Quotes from the Article:

     “Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by an increased blood glucose concentration. The most common diabetes is type 2, corresponding to approximately 95% of the diagnosed cases. Chronic hyperglycemia can lead to many complications such as increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases as well as renal and ophthalmologic complications. Physical exercise is seen as an effective non-pharmacological strategy for managing the disease.”

     “Projections estimate that, by 2045, the number of people diagnosed with diabetes will reach 693 million worldwide.”

     “The importance of physical exercise as a non-pharmacological measure for the prevention of T2D [9] has been increasingly acknowledged, and physical exercise may decrease the risk of T2D and its cardiovascular complications .”

Introduction to the Research

This study looked at distinct types of physical exercise to find better ways to promote physiological changes and understand th benefit of HIIT on the heart’s health. It was focused on patients that had type two diabetes to understand the change on the hearts ability ‘to recover correctly.

Research Methodology

The present study is characterized as an experimental, randomized clinical trial. Sixty patients were selected for the initial tests. The following inclusion criteria were employed: (1) age between 50 and 65 years, (2) diagnosed with T2D for at least five years, and (3) not being involved with regular physical activity over the last 6 months.

Research Findings

HIIT, especially the HIIT-30:30 protocol, promoted an increase in R-Ri, SDNN, pNN50, and 2UV%, in addition to reducing HRrest, compared with continuous moderate intensity training. With these findings, we can suggest that HIIT is a feasible tool and that it can be implemented in cardiovascular rehabilitation programs.

So, keep you spine healthy by getting chiropractic adjustments, make healthy everyday lifestyle decisions and manage your thoughts in ways that you find helpful.

High-Intensity Interval Training Improves Cardiac Autonomic Function in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial
LRB Silva, P Gentil, CS Seguro, JCM de Oliveira… – Biology, 2022 – mdpi.com

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our Chiropractors located in St. Louis Park, near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr., will teach you what the research says about how and why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, stay out of pain and reduce risk of diabetes and other diseases!