Evidence for HIIT in Patients With Chronic Disease

Evidence for HIIT in Patients With Chronic Disease

Evidence for the use of HIIT in Patients with Chronic Disease

The decision whether to use of high intensity interval training (HIIT) presents an interesting challenge to exercise specialists. On one hand the gains in health and fitness are often superior to those observed from traditional moderate intensity continuous exercise (MICE) training. In contrast, anecdotal evidence and intuition may lead the practitioner to consider HIIT use in people with chronic disease may increase the risk of adverse events. This online activity presents efficacy (does it work) and safety evidence for the use of HIIT in people with chronic diseases. Guidance is also given on who may be suitable to undertake HIIT and how it may be optimally delivered.

This is a recording of an ESSA webinar presented on 28 October 2020. 

Presented by Professor Neil A. Smart, PhD, M.Med.Sci., Bsc Hons, ESSAF

Neil is a research and teaching professor in the degrees of exercise science and clinical exercise physiology at the University of New England. Neil teaches units in exercise physiology, clinical exercise testing, exercise prescription for disease populations, exercise training and patho-physiology of chronic disease. Neil's main research interests in exercise science are in exercise therapy for the management of chronic disease. Specifically Neil is interested in the role of intermittent ischaemia and hypoxia on the ability to improve blood vessel function. Neil has worked extensively with people with heart failure and type II diabetes. Neil has also completed >70 meta-analyses of the various benefits of exercise training in patients with chronic disease such as heart failure and renal failure. Neil provides an exercise physiology clinic so people with chronic illnesses in the local community can access the benefits of regular physical exercise.
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Orcid ID http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8290-6409
Researcher ID E-6822-2011

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