2018 年 9 巻 1 号 p. 1-5
ABSTRACT: The purpose of this study was to examine the acute effects of resistance exercise on arterial stiffness in 10 healthy young women. The cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI) was used as a measure of arterial stiffness. Resistance and aerobic exercises were performed on different days and the change in CAVI from baseline was evaluated at 15 and 30 min after exercise. The CAVI was significantly lower than that at baseline at 15 min after both resistance (change from 5.5±0.9 to 4.9±0.7) and aerobic (change from 5.7±0.6 to 5.2±0.5) exercise. At 30 min after exercise, the CAVI had recovered to baseline values for both types of exercise. Therefore, both resistance and aerobic exercise produced a transient decrease in arterial stiffness, with the effect being dissipated by 30 min after exercise.