Navigation Links
Exercise May Help Female Astronauts Stay Strong
Date:11/26/2007

NASA study shows that short, intense bouts help maintain strength

MONDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) A study aimed at understanding the health of female astronauts finds that even short, intense exercise sessions can help women on bed rest recuperate more quickly.

The study -- sponsored by NASA and a number of space agencies from other nations -- may lead to improved methods of combating strength and muscle loss in female astronauts on long-duration space trips.

Researchers at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., studied 24 women who spent 60 days on bed rest. They reclined with their heads pointed downward at a six-degree angle -- to simulate the weightless conditions of space.

The women were divided into three groups. One group was put on a high-protein diet rich with an amino acid called leucine, another group was put on an exercise regimen that included a 40- to 50-minute aerobic workouts two or three times a week and 20-minute strength training sessions two or three days a week. The third (control) group had no special dietary or exercise programs.

"When we looked at these women after two months, the difference in physical condition among the three groups was undeniable. The women who did not exercise lost nearly half their strength in some cases. What's more, the group who ate a high-protein diet but did not exercise lost even more muscle mass than the control group," Scott Trappe, director of Ball State's Human Performance Lab, said in a prepared statement.

"Until we completed this study, we had no solid research on how women would adapt to long durations in space. This information should have a dramatic impact for NASA in the coming years," Trappe said.

The study was published in a recent issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

More information

ThinkQuest has more about the effects of space travel on the human body.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: NASA, news release, Nov. 15, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Exercise and yoga improves quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer
2. Studies Prove Exercise Can Heal the Body Mind and Soul
3. 1 in 3 Varsity Athletes Has Exercise-Induced Asthma
4. Using the Internet to Promote Exercise
5. Less than 3 percent of UK 11-year-olds take enough exercise
6. Study fuels debate over whether exercise and body size influence ovarian cancer risk
7. Creatine in addition to exercise enhances strength in older adults
8. American Council on Exercise Offers 10 Tips for Surviving the Holidays
9. Highlands Acquisition Corp. Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option
10. Exercise And Health: Use Your Heart Rate As a Guide
11. Nine of 10 Women Attempt Exercise Goals After Initial Failure, Survey Shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Shamanic healer ... for Shamanic Healing and Spiritual Awakening, proudly presents her Sacred Peru retreat ... This sacred and spiritual journey during the Summer Solstice will also be her ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... two panels at the Advanced ERISA Benefit Claims Litigation seminar in Chicago, Illinois. ... the Administrative Record, The majority of cases litigated under ERISA involve claims for ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Empower ... upgrading their training and leads programs. , In February, 2017, Empower Brokerage introduced ... agents, Performance Partners is designed to teach how to maximize their sales efforts, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... “Vintage and Harvest A Cultivation of Christian Love” is the creation of published author, ... his wife, Anna Marie. He and his wife are the proud parents of four ... of “Shadow and Substance.” , “Love, the agape kind, is seen as more than ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... A recent report from the National Council on Teacher ... NCTQ report suggests, based on a review of GPA and SAT/ACT requirements at 221 ... the U.S. It argues that this higher bar should be set by states, by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/24/2017)... , Mar. 24, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Analysis, 2016" report to their offering. ... The IPF pipeline is very strong with a total ... & Co., Inc., Biogen and Sanofi are involved in the development of ... which one is in Phase III stage, 15 are in Phase II ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , Latin ... provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ... "Company"), a clinical-stage oncology and dermatology biopharmaceutical company, ... Financing Commitment Term Sheet (the "Definitive Financing") it ... of the Company,s stockholders, who are referred to ... a Form 8-K filed with the Securities and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: