Journal article

Effects of Land versus Water Walking Interventions on Vascular Function in Older Adults

Andrew Haynes, Louise H Naylor, Angela L Spence, Elisa Robey, Kay L Cox, Barbara A Maslen, Nicola T Lautenschlager, Howard H Carter, Philip N Ainslie, Daniel J Green

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2021

Abstract

PURPOSE: Endothelial dysfunction is an early and integral atherogenic event. Interventions that improve endothelial function also reduce cardiovascular risk. Due largely to the direct hemodynamic effects of repetitive exercise on the artery wall, exercise training has shown to enhance endothelial function. Land walking (LW) and water walking (WW) induce distinct hemodynamic responses, so the comparison of their effects provides an approach to study shear stress effects on endothelial function. We hypothesized that LW and WW training would have different effects on peripheral artery endothelial function. METHODS: Fifty-one sedentary, older (age = 61.9 ± 6.6 yr, 23.5% male) individuals were ra..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (1045204). The NHMRC did not have any involvement in the study design, data collection or analysis, or the results or writing of the report. DJG is supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (APP1080914).