High-Intensity Physical Training in the Treatment of Chronic Diseases and Disorders

Andersen, Lars L. and Behm, David G. and Maffiuletti, Nicola A. and Schoenfeld, Brad J. (2014) High-Intensity Physical Training in the Treatment of Chronic Diseases and Disorders. BioMed Research International, 2014. ISSN 2314-6141

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Abstract

Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases, are the leading cause of mortality worldwide, accounting for two-thirds of all deaths. Musculoskeletal disorders, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, neck pain, and low back pain, are associated with disability, loss of productivity at work, and sick leave. Neurological disorders can affect both physical and mental function and lead to major disability and suffering. In recent years, high-intensity physical training, such as high-intensity cardiovascular training or strength training, has become increasingly popular in rehabilitation of many of these chronic diseases and disorders. However, the efficacy and safety of such high-intensity physical training in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and disorders still need to be explored.

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11985
Item ID: 11985
Additional Information: Memorial University Open Access Author's Fund
Department(s): Human Kinetics and Recreation, School of > Kinesiology
Date: 5 May 2014
Date Type: Publication
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