Efficacy of High Intensity Interval Training VS Moderate Intensity Continuous Training on Cardiovascular Endurance & Quality of Life in Premenopausal Women

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Rutuja Pusegaonkar
Chandrakant Patil


Context: The physically inactive adults are present all over the world. The purpose of the study was to check the effects of short term high intensity interval training(HIIT) versus moderate intensity continuous training(MICT) on cardiovascular endurance & quality of life in the premenopausal women.

Aims: To study the efficacy of high intensity interval training versus moderate intensity continuous training on cardiovascular endurance & quality of life in premenopausal women.

Methods and Material: Thirty subjects physically inactive between the age group 35-50 years of age were selected for the study. They were bounded in the two groups one group is of HIIT & other is of MICT. The pre & post outcome measures was the step up test, menopausal rating scale & body fat mass test were used. The program included of the five minutes of warmup & cool down & 20 minutes of cycling session for 4 weeks.

Statistical analysis used: Statistical analysis was done by using INSTAT software, version 3.06 with paired t test.

Results: In a conducted study, the HIIT training program showed significant difference in improving cardiovascular endurance & quality of life in premenopausal women.

Conclusions: This study concludes that HIIT training program is effective in relieving the menopausal symptoms & improving the cardiovascular endurance & quality of life in premenopausal women.

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Rutuja Pusegaonkar, & Chandrakant Patil. (2023). Efficacy of High Intensity Interval Training VS Moderate Intensity Continuous Training on Cardiovascular Endurance & Quality of Life in Premenopausal Women. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 286–291. Retrieved from https://www.jclmm.com/index.php/journal/article/view/963


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