The effects of exercise on hypertension, lipoprotein levels, glucose tolerance, obesity, and other heart disease risk factors.
The effects of exercise and hormone status on bone density.
The effects of exercise on the aging process.
Nutrition, exercise, and body composition.
Body composition and bone mineral density.
Physiological determinants of athletic performance.
Exercise and endocrine function.
Acute and chronic responses to exercise in individuals from special populations.
The Human Performance Laboratory is equipped for metabolic determinations with a Sensormedics 2900 metabolic cart with breath-by-breath and non-invasive cardiac output capabilities, Sensormedics Max-1 electrocardiograph and treadmill system, electronic- and friction-braked cycle ergometers, an arm ergometer, a Yellow Springs lactate analyzer, and blood chemistry analysis capability.
The Bone Research Laboratory is equipped with a Hologic QDR-1000/W dual-energy x-ray bone densitometer. The Anthropometry Laboratory is equipped with an underwater weighing tank and oxygen-dilution residual lung volume determination system.