Evidence for the Use HIIT in Patients With Chronic Disease P

The case for using continuous aerobic exercise training in people with chronic disease has been present for several decades, but many experts consider this approach to be a huge public health failure. One alternative approach is the use of high intensity interval training (HIIT). Work over the last decade has, in many cases, produced superior results from HIIT compared to moderate intensity training. However, many fitness professionals remain cautious about using HIIT in people with chronic disease due to concerns about safety. These concerns, while intuitive, have yet to be substantiated by evidence from robust trials and the existing data is of insufficient volume to draw meaningful conclusions. This professional development intends to address the concepts of efficacy, delivery, safety and potential impact on public health with respect to the use of HIIT in people with chronic disease.

This recording was made from a webinar presented by ESSA on 14 September 2016.

Presented by A/Prof Neil Smart PhD, M.Med.Sci, BSc Hons, ESSAF

Neil has been an exercise physiologist since 1991 and became an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) member in 2006. Neil Smart is an Associate Professor at the University of New England and an ESSA Fellow. Neil is Chair of the ESSA Research Committee and the Cardiovascular Special Interest Group. Neil has published more than 70 peer reviewed journal publications, including two ESSA Position Statements. Neil has made significant contributions to academic research in the exercise sciences, including notably guidelines on the management of heart failure for the United States and Europe.

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Any Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Exercise scientists with 2+ years’ experience, Cardiologists, cardiac rehabilitation nurses or physiotherapists, endocrinologists and/or diabetes educators

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