Nautilus Strength Training Can Prevent Metabolic Syndrome

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Ministry of Health Labor and WelfareThe Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s (“MLHW”) 2007 study: “Annual Report of the National Health and Nutrition Survey in Japan [1] defined Metabolic Syndrome as a group of risk factors including obesity and high blood pressure that increases the risk for cardiovascular disease and Type2 diabetes.  Specifically, among middle aged or older Japanese, one in two men and one in five women were either strongly suspected to have metabolic syndrome or possible metabolic syndrome according to the MLHW.  As Metabolic Syndrome remains a major concern for the World Health Organization World Health Organization (“WHO”) and for Japan, a 2011 study at the Kitasato University [2] titled “Lifestyles to Prevent or Combat the Metabolic Syndrome among Japanese Workers”, investigated the predictors significantly associated with lifestyle to prevent or combat metabolic syndrome among Japanese workers.

Research conducted at Tufts University and published by the Nautilus Institute in the US by Dr. Wayne Westcott proves metabolic syndrome can be effectively American College of Sports Medicinemanaged in a short amount of time when utilizing a structured Nautilus resistance training program. Dr. Westcott states “our studies prove that the Nautilus metabolic program reduces metabolic syndrome within only two to four months. Following American College of Sports Medicine (“ACSM”) Guidelines, and exercising with Nautilus strength equipment 2-3 days per week for 30 minutes, our participants, some with no exercise experience, replaced fat with 1.5 kilograms of muscle tissue and resting metabolic rates were raised by approximately 7%.  Over one year, this represents a 5 kilogram fat loss per year for a 65 kilogram individual.

In further research by Dr. Westcott published in ACSM’s Certified News Volume 20:4 [3], he states, “evidence suggests muscular strength may provide protection from excessive body fat and excessive abdominal fat. In addition to attaining lower blood pressure readings, Nautilus strength training participants may experience other physiological adaptations that enhance cardiovascular health.  These may include improved blood lipid profiles and lower risk of metabolic syndrome.”

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[1] Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare: Annual Reports of the National Health and Nutrition Survey in Japan, 2007. Tokyo: Daiichi-shuppan; 2010.
[2] http://www.jniosh.go.jp/en/indu_hel/pdf/IH_49_3_365.pdf
[3] ACSM’s Certified News, October-December 2010