The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is important in providing stability in the knee joint. In the United States there are anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 ACL injuries each year. Females are two to ten times more likely than males to sustain a ligament injury of the knee. In females there is higher proportion of noncontact … [Read more…]
Three female athletes from an NCAA Division III basketball team and three from a soccer team were evaluated to determine if a Paleo diet or a gluten-free diet would act as an ergogenic aid. Recent studies and articles have been written describing these two diets, but there has been no research conducted comparing the two … [Read more…]
Previous studies demonstrate that body composition (specifically the amount of body fat) influences autonomic function. The autonomic nervous system is divided into two branches: the sympathetic nervous system prepares the body for energetic action (e.g., increases in heart rate and blood pressure) while the parasympathetic nervous system has antagonistic actions promoting relaxation. Overweight individuals tend … [Read more…]
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is important for maintaining stability in the knee joint. Over 175,000 people in the United States experience ACL injuries each year. Surgical ACL repairs typically use autografts (tissue from the patient) or allografts (from a non-self source). The purpose of the study was to compare the success rates of allograft … [Read more…]
Bulimia nervosa (BN) is characterized by excessive consumption of food in a short period of time accompanied by feelings of loss of control and purging behaviors, occurring at least twice a week and persisting for a minimum of three months. Women with BN also exhibit autonomic dysfunction as evidenced by hypervagal tone and subsequently increased … [Read more…]
To put it bluntly and in clear terms, the majority of the United States population is now overweight or obese (Flegal et al., 1998, 2002). The obesity epidemic is seen on campuses around the United States. In order to help fight this epidemic there are a number of national programs like Healthy Campus 2010, the … [Read more…]
In response to an aging population, the increased number of unfit and overweight adults, as well as participation in sports activities, physical therapy is becoming more of a necessity in today’s society. Physical therapists develop treatment plans that promote the ability to move, prevent disability, develop fitness, reduce pain, and restore function in both athletic … [Read more…]
For decades, baseball pitchers have been manipulating a baseball in its flight toward home plate in order to decrease the chances of the batter making contact with the ball. As a means of investigating the human body’s ability to overcome concepts of physics such as the magnus force and drag force, two separate pitches, the … [Read more…]
Adequate nutritional and physical activity habits contribute to healthy living practices. According to the Prudent Healthy Diet recommendations set forth by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), individuals should strive to balance food consumption with physical activity, eat a nutritionally adequate diet consisting of a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods, moderate fat intake, consume … [Read more…]
Our group did a research experiment on how athletes who train in different types of environments and how the athletes’ bodies adjust to the conditions. The focus of the experiment was on the performance of exercise within heat acclimated wrestlers versus non-heat acclimated athletes.
Operation Walk is a nonprofit organization that provides free hip and knee replacement surgeries to patients in underdeveloped countries. Each year, Cornell students have the opportunity to travel with Operation Walk and founder Dr. Larry Dorr (’63) to assist with every aspect of the surgery process.
Previous research indicates that total sleep deprivation may elicit a number of physiological and psychological deficits including mood disturbance and autonomic imbalance. Little is known regarding the effects of a single night of moderate sleep loss,
Operation Walk, founded by Dr. Larry Dorr (’ 63), is a non-profit organization through which a team of healthcare professionals travels to medically underserved areas to perform hip and knee replacement surgeries.
American society and media advocate for ideal body images that are often unattainable through healthy levels of dieting and exercise for both male and female individuals.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the Cornell College PED 101: Lifetime Physical Fitness and Activities course and to explore the relationship between enrollment in the course and aspects of positive behavior change related to fitness and wellness.
The current lack of consistent exercise maintenance among a majority of American adults has resulted in a variety of negative symptoms, including obesity, that has put many individuals at an increased risk for a number of debilitating diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, certain cancers, and cardiovascular diseases, among others.
In the fast-paced society that we live in today many people struggle to get an adequate amount of sleep on a regular basis.
Women athletes have the risk of developing many physical problems while training for athletics. These include menstrual cycle disorders, eating disorders, and bone mineral disorders.
Major League Baseball teams recently released information regarding 2002 single game ticket prices.
Mountain bicycling has evolved as a sport and recreational activity over the last 20 years, and it is not fad: It is here to stay.