+ Welcome to Exercise Physiology SSM FINAL PROJECT Submitted by: Conor Murphy, Lakshan Senanayake, Kevin Chesham, Patrick Carey, Brian Gaffney, Caitriona Quigley Submitted Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2012
+ Introduction The special studies module Exercise Physiology was a research project comparing college student’s fitness and health with those of primary school children. The study involved some basic anthropometric measurements, a series of simple exercises measuring aerobic fitness, reaction time, flexibility, and strength plus an optional blood glucose test. The participants in this study were voluntary subjects, tests conducted were explained clearly and subjects were free to withdraw from the study at any time.
+ Introduction The objectives of this study was: To assess and compare general health & fitness of children and college students To compare upper and lower body flexibility of school children & college students To compare anthropometric measurements and aerobic fitness between school children and college students To compare strength between school children and college students
+ Introduction Before tests were undergone legal documents (parent and collage student consent forms) and questioners regarding the health and fitness of subjects were collected. Consent forms allowed second year medical students carryout tests willingly Questioners provided a guideline into subjects diet and the amount of physical activity a subject undertakes
+ Procedures College Students – second year medical student, no specific date was set for the assessment. Student came in during the allocated SSM times Primary School Students - On 29th March 30 students volunteered from xxxxx, they were split into 3 groups of 10. Each cohort undertook the set of tests within a 45 minute rotation. Participants were expose to: a) Physiological measurements including height, weight, Blood glucose, Resting heart rate & Blood Pressure b) Subjects were asked to perform a series of exercises assessing upper and lower limb flexibility, strength and aerobic fitness. C) Specific physiological measurements will then be retaken: e.g blood glucose, Heart rate, blood pressure.
+ Procedures The tests chosen to conduct this study include: Plank/Core Test Jump Test Sit and Reach Test Shoulder Flexibility Test Step Test Trunk Rotation Test Reaction Time Test Glucose Tests Anthropometric Measurements
+ Procedures From the following tests we assessed strength, flexibility, aerobic fitness Strength was measured by comparing plank and jump tests to flexibility, diet and aerobic fitness Flexibility was weighed by comparing sit and reach test to diet, sleep patterns and fitness Aerobic fitness was evaluated by comparing the step test to diet, sleep patterns and strength Anthropometric measurements taken to record the physical variance