"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"
2018, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part D
The therapeutic role of physical activity in metabolic syndrome (MetS): A narrative reviewAuthor(s):
Fotios Galinikis, Evangelos Sykaras, Christos Antonopoulos and Dimitrios LytrasAbstract:
Several studies have shown a significant correlation between physical activity (PA) and metabolic syndrome (MetS). Material: Regardless if PA is in the form of regular exercise or everyday life activity, its absence is considered one of the most important growth factors of MetS. Results: This review showed that sedentary behavior (SED), obesity and harmful dietary patterns contribute decisively to the creation of the dominant causes of MetS. High blood pressure, central obesity, elevated triglyceride levels, high fasting plasma glucose concentrations and low high-density lipoprotein appeared to trigger MetS. While PA is not associated with less SED, it is inversely related to obesity and in the long-term seems to direct the person to better eating habits and to maintain a befitting body weight. In addition, PA results in a behavioral pattern that is suitable for fighting all the MetS creation causes, because PA holds the role of a preventive and therapeutic regulator of good physical health. Conclusion: Therefore, PA is necessary and is the most important way of fighting against MetS.Pages: 216-222 | 514 Views 15 DownloadsDownload Full Article:
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Fotios Galinikis, Evangelos Sykaras, Christos Antonopoulos, Dimitrios Lytras. The therapeutic role of physical activity in metabolic syndrome (MetS): A narrative review. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2018;5(1):216-222.