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Master of Science (MS)
Department of Health Sciences
Strong links have been recognized between sedentary time, higher BMI, and waist circumference among post-operative bariatric surgery patients. The time-efficient aspects of the High Intensity Interval Training show a significant influence in creating a habitual strategic exercise for fighting obesity and controlling compensatory components. Ten post-operative bariatric participants (9 females, 1 male) with BMI of 33.65 ± 2.90 kg/m2, undergoing a 12-week Vigorous Intensity Interval Training (VIIT) program, were assessed for the compensatory mechanisms of sedentary behavior and caloric intake. Participants were evaluated through 4-day food intake records and ActivPal accelerometers, assessed using Nutrition Data System for Research and PAL Software, respectively. Post-operative bariatric participants completing a 12-week VIIT did not significantly increase sedentary behavior (111.9 ± 6.9 vs. 115.5 ± 13.1, p > .05) or caloric intake (1546.8 ± 608.1 vs. 1405.3 ± 525.4, p > .05), and were able to maintain their baseline weight (195.1 ± 54.5 vs. 195.8 ± 55, p > .05). VIIT may be an effective exercise modality to decrease unwanted compensatory behaviors and assist with long-term weight loss maintenance.
Byrne, Kristen, "Compensatory behaviors during a 12-week vigorous interval intervention in post-bariatric men and women" (2020). Masters Theses, 2020-current. 28.
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