Does health-oriented training improve cardiovascular parameters of smoking women?

Agnieszka Szmyt, Tomasz Podgórski, Grażyna Szmyt, Cain C.T. Clark, Mirosław Paweł Górny, Piotr Gronek

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Nicotine addiction is a serious medical and societal problem; making smoking cigarettes one of the most prevalent contributors to premature death, globally, and any avenue to facilitate smoking cessation is of vital importance. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of 6-week health-oriented and/or concentration training programme on cardiovascular parameters and aerobic capacity in 118 young female smokers. This study found that combined health-oriented and concentration training resulted in greater improvements in VO2max and blood pressure, as compared to concentration training alone; whilst resting values of heart rate (HR) decreased significantly after a 6-week process of aerobic and concentration training. Exercise and concentration training positively influenced smoking cessation and cardiovascular parameters in young females.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Sport Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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TRENDS in Sport Sciences (TSS) is an open access quarterly scientific journal


  • Aerobic training
  • Cardiovascular parameters
  • Concentration training
  • Smoking cessation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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