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Healthy Media - Enhancing Healthy Living Education In Prek Students With Edtech Media, Emilio Puente Barrios 2024 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Healthy Media - Enhancing Healthy Living Education In Prek Students With Edtech Media, Emilio Puente Barrios

Research Symposium

Background: Young children today learn in diverse environments, including home, school, and through digital media platforms such as apps, videos, games, and songs. With the increase in screen time due to Covid-19 restrictions, digital media has become a valuable resource for remote learning, offering fun and educational interactions. However, the impact of incorporating educational technology or EdTech digital media applications into health education curricula on the performance of PK 4 students in understanding and adopting healthy living concepts remains understudied. By exploring the effectiveness of design elements and strategic approaches this research aims to evaluate newer technology-driven media in enhancing …


Estimating Physical Activity And Sleep Using The Combination Of Movement And Heart Rate: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, JAMES W. WHITE III, CHRISTOPHER D. PFLEDDERER, PARKER KINARD, MICHAEL W. BEETS, LAUREN von KLINGGRAEFF, BRIDGET ARMSTRONG, ELIZABETH L. ADAMS, GREGORY J. WELK, SARAH BURKART, R. GLENN WEAVER 2024 University of South Carolina

Estimating Physical Activity And Sleep Using The Combination Of Movement And Heart Rate: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis, James W. White Iii, Christopher D. Pfledderer, Parker Kinard, Michael W. Beets, Lauren Von Klinggraeff, Bridget Armstrong, Elizabeth L. Adams, Gregory J. Welk, Sarah Burkart, R. Glenn Weaver

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 16(7): 1514-1539, 2023. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to quantify the difference in physical activity and sleep estimates assessed via 1) movement, 2) heart rate (HR), or 3) the combination of movement and HR (MOVE+HR) compared to criterion indicators of the outcomes. Searches in four electronic databases were executed September 21-24 of 2021. Weighted mean was calculated from standardized group-level estimates of mean percent error (MPE) and mean absolute percent error (MAPE) of the proxy signal compared to the criterion measurement method for physical activity, HR, or sleep. Standardized mean difference (SMD) effect sizes …


Older Persons Participation In Hard Martial Arts: Opportunities To Improve Psychological Well-Being? A Scoping Review., Dan Sullivan, Mike Climstein, Brian Moore, Luke Del Vecchio Dr 2024 Southern Cross University

Older Persons Participation In Hard Martial Arts: Opportunities To Improve Psychological Well-Being? A Scoping Review., Dan Sullivan, Mike Climstein, Brian Moore, Luke Del Vecchio Dr

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(5): 183-198, 2024. This study aims to explore the potential psychological and cognitive advantages for older individuals engaged in hard martial arts (HMA), through a comprehensive scoping review of literature up to 2023. Specifically, it examines the extent of changes in cognition, mental state, and quality of life among elderly participants of HMA. Inclusion criteria were studies conducted on healthy persons who were over 50 years of age. Only papers published in the English language were included. The search was undertaken in electronic databases and sources of grey literature. Thirteen papers with a total of …


Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Rotc Army Cadet Exercise Training For The Army Combat Fitness Test, Simone A. Cannon, Jake A. Mintz, Brandon Roberts, Kelsey Rushing, Gregor W. Jenkins, Gordon Fisher, Eric P. Plaisance, Cody E. Morris 2024 University of Alabama at Birmingham

Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Rotc Army Cadet Exercise Training For The Army Combat Fitness Test, Simone A. Cannon, Jake A. Mintz, Brandon Roberts, Kelsey Rushing, Gregor W. Jenkins, Gordon Fisher, Eric P. Plaisance, Cody E. Morris

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(4): 172-182, 2024. The Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) is used to evaluate the fitness level of potential Cadets for military readiness. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the exercise training program implemented by an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program to gauge the performance metrics of the ACFT. METHODS: Twenty-six student Cadets of the ROTC at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) program participated in the study. Over an 8-month period, the ROTC Cadets trained on campus three days per week. Training was performed in a circuit …


Acute Effects Of Post-Activation Performance Enhancement Exercises On Army Combat Fitness Test Performance, Christopher Bonilla, Robert L. Herron, Greg Ryan, Jason Casey, Brandon Spradley 2024 United States Sports Academy

Acute Effects Of Post-Activation Performance Enhancement Exercises On Army Combat Fitness Test Performance, Christopher Bonilla, Robert L. Herron, Greg Ryan, Jason Casey, Brandon Spradley

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(4): 154-171, 2024. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of implementing task-specific, post-activation performance enhancement (PAPE) strategies, to acutely improve Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) performance. Nineteen ROTC cadets completed two ACFTs, separated by 72 hours. Approximately half (n = 10) completed the traditional “Preparation Drill” as their warm-up prior to the first session and added PAPE warm-up strategies as part of their second session. The other group (n = 9) completed the treatments in the opposite order to facilitate a repeated-measures, crossover design. The participants’ composite ACFT score was used …


Acute Ingestion Of Dark Chocolate Fails To Affect Running Economy In Recreational Female Runners, Bianca J. De Lucia, Beau Kjerulf Greer, Christopher B. Taber 2024 Sacred Heart University

Acute Ingestion Of Dark Chocolate Fails To Affect Running Economy In Recreational Female Runners, Bianca J. De Lucia, Beau Kjerulf Greer, Christopher B. Taber

Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology

Topics in Exercise Science and Kinesiology Volume 5: Issue 1, Article 1, 2024. Ingestion of dark chocolate (DC), a dietary source high in flavanols, may increase nitric oxide bioavailability. Elevating blood nitric oxide concentrations may augment metabolic efficiency by reducing the amount of oxygen or energy needed to perform a given task. Utilizing a crossover design, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of acute ingestion of DC on running economy (RE). Nineteen recreationally trained females (age: 20±1 years) volunteered for this investigation, with 16 completing all procedures (n = 16). Two-hours before RE assessment, participants consumed …


Studying Adherence To Reporting Standards In Kinesiology: A Post-Publication Peer Review Brief Report, Nikki M. Watson, Jafra D. Thomas 2024 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Studying Adherence To Reporting Standards In Kinesiology: A Post-Publication Peer Review Brief Report, Nikki M. Watson, Jafra D. Thomas

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(7): 25-37, 2024. To demonstrate how post-publication peer reviews—using journal article reporting standards—could improve the design and write-up of kinesiology research, the authors performed a post-publication peer review on one systematic literature review published in 2020. Two raters (1st & 2nd authors) critically appraised the case article between April and May 2021. The latest Journal Article Reporting Standards by the American Psychological Association relevant to the review were used: i.e., Table 1 (quantitative research standards) and Table 9 (research synthesis standards). A standard fully met was deemed satisfactory. Per Krippendorff’s alpha-coefficient, inter-rater agreement …


Effects Of Supramaximal Anderson Quarter-Squats As A Potentiating Stimulus On Discus Performance In Division I Throwers: A Pilot Study, Ogochukwu I. Nwachukwu, Mark DeBeliso PhD, Marcus M. Lawrence PhD 2024 Southern Utah University

Effects Of Supramaximal Anderson Quarter-Squats As A Potentiating Stimulus On Discus Performance In Division I Throwers: A Pilot Study, Ogochukwu I. Nwachukwu, Mark Debeliso Phd, Marcus M. Lawrence Phd

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(6): 99-114, 2024. No study has assessed supramaximal (over 100% 1RM) back squat variations as a potentiating stimulus in collegiate throwers. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that a supramaximal Anderson (bottom-up) quarter squat potentiating stimulus would improve discus throw performance in Division I throwers compared to a dynamic warm-up alone. Nine NCAA division I thrower athletes (age: 20.1±1.4 years; 1RM back squat/body weight: 2.5±0.4 kg) randomly completed two sessions separated by at least 72 hours. One session involved a standardized dynamic warm-up alone (DyWU) followed by three trials of maximal …


The Relationship Between Athlete Perceptions Of Coaching Leadership Behaviors And Athlete Grit, Landon Braun, Lindsay Ross-Stewart, BARBARA B. MEYER 2024 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Relationship Between Athlete Perceptions Of Coaching Leadership Behaviors And Athlete Grit, Landon Braun, Lindsay Ross-Stewart, Barbara B. Meyer

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(5): 12-23, 2023. Coach leadership style has long been positively correlated with athlete experiences such as motivation, health (i.e., burnout), and performance outcomes (i.e., enhanced execution time to complete tasks) (24). More recently, grit (18) has been positively correlated with athlete experiences such as engagement (39) and decreased burnout (32). Given the impact coaches have on their athletes and the positive psychological benefits of grit, it is reasonable to explore the intersections of coaching behaviors and grit. As such, the purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between athlete perceptions of coach …


Fat-Free Mass Index In A Large Sample Of Collegiate American Football Athletes, Jennifer B. Fields, Margaret T. Jones, Adam Feit, Meghan K. Magee, Nicholas M. Kuhlman, Andrew R. Jagim 2024 University of Connecticut

Fat-Free Mass Index In A Large Sample Of Collegiate American Football Athletes, Jennifer B. Fields, Margaret T. Jones, Adam Feit, Meghan K. Magee, Nicholas M. Kuhlman, Andrew R. Jagim

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(4): 129-139, 2024. High levels of fat-free mass (FFM) are favorable for athletes and are related to sport performance. However, fat-free mass index (FFMI), which includes adjustments for height, may offer a better way to characterize FFM beyond raw values. As FFMI is understudied relative to sport, the purpose of the current study was to assess position and age group differences in FFMI among collegiate American football players. National Collegiate Athletic Association DIII (n=111) football players underwent body composition assessment via bioelectrical impedance analysis. FFMI was calculated by dividing FFM by height squared. One-way analyses …


Stance Time And Impact Loading Rates Are Significant Predictors Of Critical Speed During A 3-Minute All-Out Running Test, Trevor Short, Cris Stickley, Bret Freemyer, Andrew Takata, Paulette Yamada 2024 University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Stance Time And Impact Loading Rates Are Significant Predictors Of Critical Speed During A 3-Minute All-Out Running Test, Trevor Short, Cris Stickley, Bret Freemyer, Andrew Takata, Paulette Yamada

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(4): 115-128, 2024. The addition of wearable technology during a 3-minute all-out overground running test (3MAOT) could provide additional insights to guide training and coaching strategies. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between critical speed (CS) and biomechanical parameters (cadence, stride length, vertical oscillation, stance time, form power, leg spring stiffness, and impact loading rate), and changes in biomechanical parameters throughout the 3MAOT. Sixty-three (male, n=37, female, n=26) recreationally active college-aged (23.4±3.9 years) subjects completed a 3MAOT while wearing a Stryd foot-pod. The correlations between CS and biomechanical parameters were evaluated …


Lower-Body Strength Relationships With Sprint, Jump, And Sport-Specific Skill Performance In High School Girls Softball Players, Robert G. Lockie, Jacob D. Patron, J. Jay Dawes, Erika Viramontes 2024 California State University, Fullerton

Lower-Body Strength Relationships With Sprint, Jump, And Sport-Specific Skill Performance In High School Girls Softball Players, Robert G. Lockie, Jacob D. Patron, J. Jay Dawes, Erika Viramontes

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(4): 86-98, 2024. Softball athletes require multiple fitness traits (e.g., strength, speed, power) and sport-specific skills (e.g., hitting, throwing) for success. Lower-body strength could underpin these qualities; this has received little analysis among high school female athletes. This research investigated correlations between absolute and relative lower-body strength with age, linear speed, lower-body power, and throwing and hitting velocity in high school girls softball athletes. Archival data collected from 34 high school girls softball players (age=14.91±1.00 years; height=1.66±0.07 m; body mass=63.21±9.59 kg) from a private strength and conditioning facility was analyzed. The data included: age, height, …


Physical Fitness Responses After Sixteen Weeks Of Three Fitness Program Trainings In Untrained Subjects, Habil Hamdouni, Brian Kliszczewicz, Hassane Zouhal, Abderraouf Ben Abderrahman 2024 Higher Institute of Sport and Physical Education of Ksar-Said

Physical Fitness Responses After Sixteen Weeks Of Three Fitness Program Trainings In Untrained Subjects, Habil Hamdouni, Brian Kliszczewicz, Hassane Zouhal, Abderraouf Ben Abderrahman

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(4): 54 - 72, 2024. The remarkable popularity of fitness trends like high intensity functional training (HIFT), choreographed high intensity classes (CHIC) and resistance (RT) trainings raises the question on their effect on cardio-respiratory, lactate removal rate, endurance and body composition responses. The purpose of this study was to assess and compare these effects. Ninety-five participants were randomly assigned into 16 weeks of these trainings, five sessions/week. Anthropometric and fitness tests were carried out before training (PRE), after eight (8W) and sixteen weeks (16W). Body composition measures demonstrated significant decrease in body fat percentage ( …


More Than Body Composition: A Darwinian Theory Of Somatotype, Applied To A Dii Track And Field Outdoor Season, Whitley J. Stone, Matthew J. Garver, Amanda Wakeman, Danilo Tolusso, Hannah Nelson, Josie Hair, Eric Nehlsen 2024 Western Kentucky University

More Than Body Composition: A Darwinian Theory Of Somatotype, Applied To A Dii Track And Field Outdoor Season, Whitley J. Stone, Matthew J. Garver, Amanda Wakeman, Danilo Tolusso, Hannah Nelson, Josie Hair, Eric Nehlsen

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(4): 1-12, 2024. This study presents somatotype data on a team sport with chronic and diverse sporting demands. The aims were to (1) characterize a somatotype profile for Division II (DII) track and field athletes (n=54) by sex, class, and events; (2) determine if somatotype changed across the season; (3) determine if changes differed based on class or sex; and, (4) assess potential differences in somatotype between sexes. Methods: Anthropometrics (height, weight, body composition, somatotype) were evaluated after a competitive indoor season and immediately before the outdoor conference championships (41 days). Body measurements were assessed …


Feasibility Of Blood Flow Restriction Exercise In Adults With A Non-Surgically Treated Achilles Tendon Rupture; A Case Series, Andreas Bentzen, Stian Langgård Jørgensen, Sara Birch, Louise Mortensen, Marianne Toft, Michael Godsvig Lindvig, Per Hviid Gundtoft, Inger Mechlenburg 2024 a Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus N, Denmark

Feasibility Of Blood Flow Restriction Exercise In Adults With A Non-Surgically Treated Achilles Tendon Rupture; A Case Series, Andreas Bentzen, Stian Langgård Jørgensen, Sara Birch, Louise Mortensen, Marianne Toft, Michael Godsvig Lindvig, Per Hviid Gundtoft, Inger Mechlenburg

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(3): 140-153, 2024. Blood flow restriction exercise (BFRE) appears to provide a unique opportunity to preserve lower limb muscle and function in patients with an Achilles tendon rupture. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of BFRE in patients with an Achilles tendon rupture. Additionally, to evaluate muscle volume and patient-reported ankle function, symptoms, complications, and physical activity following 12 weeks of BFRE. Feasibility was measured by adherence to training sessions, drop-out rate, intervention acceptability, ankle pain exacerbation (NRS), and adverse events. At baseline and 12-weeks follow-up, patients completed the Achilles Tendon …


Evaluation Of The Craniovertebral Angle In Standing Versus Sitting Positions In Young Adults With And Without Severe Forward Head Posture, David A. Titcomb, Bridget F. Melton, Helen W. Bland, Theresa Miyashita 2024 Liberty University

Evaluation Of The Craniovertebral Angle In Standing Versus Sitting Positions In Young Adults With And Without Severe Forward Head Posture, David A. Titcomb, Bridget F. Melton, Helen W. Bland, Theresa Miyashita

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(1): 73-85, 2024. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of standing versus sitting body position on the craniovertebral angle (CVA) in young adults without pathology; and to investigate whether mean differences between positional CVA measures in subjects with severe forward head posture (FHP) are distinct from age-matched controls with normal head posture. Ninety-eight young adults (68 women, 30 men) without pathology (OVERALL; n = 98) volunteered for the study; those with CVA > 53° were also included in a normal posture group (NORM; n = 14); those with CVA < 45° were also included in a severe FHP group (SEV; n = 15). …


Bench Press Range-Of-Motion And Velocity-Based Repetition Control: Effects On Ballistic Push-Up Performance In Males, Kyle Collins, Adam Bradley, Bryan Christensen, Roman Waldera, Lukus Klawitter, Liam Ogren, Robert Salatto 2024 North Dakota State University

Bench Press Range-Of-Motion And Velocity-Based Repetition Control: Effects On Ballistic Push-Up Performance In Males, Kyle Collins, Adam Bradley, Bryan Christensen, Roman Waldera, Lukus Klawitter, Liam Ogren, Robert Salatto

International Journal of Exercise Science

International Journal of Exercise Science 17(1): 38-53, 2024. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the ballistic push-up (BPU) is responsive to post-activation performance enhancement (PAPE) after a bench press conditioning exercise using velocity-based repetition control. Additionally, we aimed to evaluate the effects of range of motion (ROM) conditions on subsequent BPU performance. In a randomized crossover design, 18 males performed two conditions (full ROM and self-selected partial ROM) of bench press at 80% of their 1RM until mean concentric velocity dropped 10%. Each participant performed two pre- and six post-test BPUs to assess the PAPE effect. Paired …


Effective Management And Implementation Of A Coordinated Health Program - The Steps Snap-Ed Experience, Moises Cisneros, Brenda Rodriguez-Guerra, Joseph Reyes, Emilio Puente Barrios 2024 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Effective Management And Implementation Of A Coordinated Health Program - The Steps Snap-Ed Experience, Moises Cisneros, Brenda Rodriguez-Guerra, Joseph Reyes, Emilio Puente Barrios

Research Symposium

Purpose: Coordinated health programs have been proposed for more than four decades to improve the health of children in school settings. Although a challenging task, it has the potential to touch many lives, especially those from impoverished communities (Darlington, Violon, & Jourdan, 2018). The South Texas Early Prevention Studies (STEPS) aim to positively impact the community of the Rio Grande Valley, a population known to have a high rate of obesity, by implementing a comprehensive and proactive approach with various components within a preschool students’ life. The project's goal has been to plant a seed at an early age for …


Innovative Virtual Wellness Interventions At An Academic Medical Center: A Pilot Feasibility Study, Ritika Baweja, Michael Hayes, Aditya Joshi, Raman Baweja 2024 Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, Penn State Health

Innovative Virtual Wellness Interventions At An Academic Medical Center: A Pilot Feasibility Study, Ritika Baweja, Michael Hayes, Aditya Joshi, Raman Baweja

Journal of Wellness

Introduction: There is generally a concerning likelihood of burnout in healthcare workers. Given the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers, our institution identified the need for wellness interventions to foster adaptive functioning and mitigate burnout. The purpose of this pilot project was to assess the feasibility of virtual holistic interventions like meditation, art, laughter therapy and dance and their impact on overall well-being of physicians and advanced practice providers (APPs).

Methods: A series of 12 virtual sessions (art therapy, dance therapy, mindfulness-based practices/meditation and laughter therapy) were offered to providers over a 6-month period. Participants completed an online survey reporting …


A Descriptive Analysis Of The Upper Body Kinematics Of Conductors, Jessica Rosemary Flammia 2024 University of Windsor

A Descriptive Analysis Of The Upper Body Kinematics Of Conductors, Jessica Rosemary Flammia

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A high prevalence of the physical symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders has been identified in conductors (Luger and Trouli, 2023; Geraldo and Fiorini, 2022). Both repetition and non-neutral postures have been identified as risk factors in the development of musculoskeletal disorders (Kumar, 2008; Frievalds, 2018) and are clearly present in a conductor’s job description. The current study aims to examine conductors’ exposures to these factors by answering the guiding research question: what does the upper body movement patterns of a conductor look like? Seven conductors were instrumented with the Xsens MVN AwindaTM motion capture system during one of their ensembles’ regular …


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