“We are asking how many HIIT sessions do we need to elicit a medically meaningful change in fitness in clinical patients," said researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand. Findings suggest preoperative HIIT reduces complications during recovery after surgery. The study also indicates better physical fitness improves the holistic quality of life in patients, making them more resilient and the activities of daily living more manageable.
The research will be presented virtually at the American Physiological Society (APS) Integrative Physiology of Exercise (IPE) conference. Request the Abstract: “The utility of preoperative high-intensity interval training”