Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2021 04 17;31(4):1247-1256. Epub 2020 Dec 17.
Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine, and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy; CeRiSM, Sport, Mountain and Health Research Center, University of Verona, Rovereto, Italy.
Background And Aims: This study is a randomized trial that examined the effects of 6 months of unsupervised Nordic walking (NW) and walking (W) exercise following 6 months of supervised training in overweight/obese adults.
Methods And Results: After a 6-month program of diet and supervised training participants (n = 27) of NW (66 ± 7 yrs, body mass index (BMI) 34 ± 5) and W (66 ± 8 yrs, BMI 32 ± 5) group continue the training without supervision for other 6 months. Steps count and mean heart rate (HR) were performed in each session; anthropometric and body composition, aerobic capacity and strength of the upper and lower limbs were evaluated at baseline, after 6 months of supervised and 6 months of unsupervised training. Read More