High-intensity Interval Training for Older Adults: Safety Issues

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  •   Shigenori Ito

Abstract


High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been reported to become an alternative of moderate-intensity continuous training and adapted even in older adults. However, to implement the use of HIIT for older adults, who are very often associated with life-style related and chronic diseases, safety issues should be considered in the first place. However, at present, the evaluation of the safety of HIIT among older adults is compromised by the limited availability of relevant data due to the low proportion of studies reporting adverse events. In this review, update data regarding safety and check-up methods for older adults are described in submaximal HIIT and spring interval training.



Keywords: Aerobic, check-up, high-intensity interval training, older, sprint interval training, safety

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Ito, S. (2022). High-intensity Interval Training for Older Adults: Safety Issues. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 4(1), 3–5. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2022.4.1.1224