Participants Sought for Research on Exercise and Aging
Men and women older than 50 are invited to participate in two studies being
conducted by Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Tinna Traustadottir in her exercise physiology research
In one study, participants who are older than 50, who do not exercise regularly,
and who have not been diagnosed with chronic diseases will exercise three days
per week as part of an eight-week exercise-intervention study. Researchers will
supervise the training, which will take place at NAU’s Health and Learning
Center. (Center membership is not required to participate.) There also will be
two five-hour oxidative stress challenges that involve taking participants’
blood pressure. A blood pressure cuff will be inflated for three 10-minute
periods during the first half hour of the visit, followed by periodic blood
draws for the remaining four hours. Compensation of $200 is being offered to
participants who complete this study.
A second ongoing study is investigating the effects of acute exercise on the
resistance to oxidative stress in participants ages 50 and older. (Data has
already been collected for a younger cohort.) Volunteers must be generally
healthy and can be physically active but not highly fit. The study requires six
visits to the lab: a screening visit; a physician-supervised exercise stress
test; two visits during which the participant will complete a resistance test
to oxidative stress. One of the resistance tests will require acute exercise
performed on the day prior to the test; the other will be preceded by a blood
draw on the previous day.
For information or to participate, email Tinna.Traustadottir@nau.edu or TraustadottirLab@nau.edu or leave a
voice mail at (928) 523-0439.