High-Intensity Interval Training and Intermittent Fasting Improve Health for Overweight Women – Body Health World


There are many potential health benefits to intermittent fasting and high-intensity interval training (HIIT), particularly for people with overweight or obesity. Now, a new study offers fresh evidence that adopting both of these approaches at once may be better for attacking risk factors like high blood sugar and excess fat around the midsection that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

“Isolated time-restricted eating and HIIT have received increasing attention for being effective and feasible strategies for at-risk populations,” senior author Trine Moholdt, PhD, head of the exercise, cardiometabolic health, and reproduction research group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, said in a statement. “We wanted to compare the effects of the combination of time-restricted eating and HIIT with their isolated effects, and to determine whether time-restricted eating and HIIT would act synergistically in improving health in individuals with risk for cardiometabolic disease.”

In the United States alone, an estimated 47 million adults are living with a cluster of interrelated conditions known as cardiometabolic disorders that increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes, according to the American College of Cardiology (ACC). These conditions, which often appear in combination and are more common in individuals with overweight and obesity, include: high blood pressure, elevated blood sugar, high cholesterol, and an excess amount of fat accumulation around the midsection that’s known as abdominal obesity.

For the study, researchers randomly assigned 131 women with overweight or obesity to one of four groups: HIIT alone, time-restricted eating alone, a combination of both interventions, or a control group of no intervention at all. All of the participants had one or more cardiometabolic conditions that are risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


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