The effects of high intensity interval training in women with rheumatic disease: a pilot study

@article{Sandstad2015TheEO,
  title={The effects of high intensity interval training in women with rheumatic disease: a pilot study},
  author={Janne Sandstad and Dorthe Stensvold and M Hoff and Bjarne Martens Nes and Ingerid Arbo and Anja Bye},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={115},
  pages={2081-2089}
}
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are inflammatory diseases which involve increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). High intensity interval training (HIIT) is known to be effective in improving cardiovascular health. The aim of this study was to investigate whether 10 weeks of HIIT at 85–95 % of HRmax would improve important risk factors of CVD in rheumatic patients, and if these patients would tolerate exercise intensities above today’s recommendations… CONTINUE READING
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