Research: Hypoxic exercise for the elderly
A study in Austria found that hypoxic exercise is good for the health of the elderly.
In the study, researchers at the University of Northbrook in Austria randomly divided 16 sports-loving older men into two, taking part in hypoxic exercise and normal oxygen levels.
Eight of them had had a high blood pressure episode at least 8 weeks before the study began.
During the three-week breathing training, five training sessions per week.
At each training session, the replacement for hypoxic training is inhaled by low-oxygen air during exercise, and the normal air is absorbed through the mask during rest.
Absolute air is inhaled throughout the training process.
The motor function test was assumed to be performed before the start of the training and three days after the end of the training.
The study found that it is true that men have previous high blood pressure, and hypoxic training can produce the same effect.
The researchers also found that hypoxic respiration caused a significant drop in red blood cell and hemoglobin levels in the blood, and the role of both was to help the blood carry more oxygen.
And according to the heart rate and blood pressure changes of hypertension, hypoxia training can increase its aerobic capacity and exercise tolerance.