Volunteers Needed for Exercise Research

 

James Navalta and Graham McGinnis of the kinesiology and nutrition sciences department are conducting a research study in the UNLV Exercise Physiology lab and are looking for people to participate.

They are looking for healthy, 18-55 year old men and women who experience migraines on a regular basis (eight or more days per month). Additionally, we are looking for sedentary individuals who do not currently participate in a regular exercise training program.

There are two parts, and you can participate in either one, or both.

Part I: you will be asked to exercise for one month during the morning (3 times per week for 30 minutes per session). There will be one month of rest, and then exercise for four weeks during the evening (it is possible that the order will be the other way around). Migraines will be evaluated using questionnaires. Blood samples will be taken before and after the three months and you will come to campus for those. The estimated time commitment is approximately 14 hours over three months and compensation will be provided.

Part II: you will be asked to exercise for one month in a natural environment (i.e. parks, trails, paths) (3 times per week for 30 minutes per session), there will be one month of rest, and then exercise for four weeks indoors (i.e. at home or in a gym that you belong to). Migraines will be evaluated using questionnaires. Blood samples will be taken before and after the three months and you will come to campus to those. The estimated time commitment is approximately 14 hours over three months and compensation will be provided.

If this sounds interesting, or if you have questions, please contact James Navalta or Graham McGinnis.

 

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