Research Showing WB-EMS as Promising Exercise Technology for People Unable or Unmotivated to Exercise Conventionally

Background: Researchers studies effect of EMS at different intensities on energy expenditure (oxygen and calories) in healthy adults.

Method: 40 sedentary healthy adults (18 males, 22 females) underwent EMS across various intensities (E1 – sensory level, E2 – motor threshold, E3 – maximal intensity comfortably tolerated). Cardiopulmonary gas exchange was evaluated during rest, EMS and recovery stage.

Finding: EMS at E2 and E3 levels significantly increased energy expenditure and the energy expenditure at recovery stage was still significantly higher than baseline.

Conclusion: EMS may be used to serve as an additional intervention for weight loss programs.

Research Paper: Hsu, Miao-Ju (2011) “Effect of Neuromuscular Electrical Muscle Stimulation on Energy Expenditure in Healthy Adults.” Sensors 11. pp. 1932-1942

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