Health and Exercise Science student looks at bone health and exercise

Posted on December 15th, 2010 by

Kelly Maloney and Sandie Walker, along with Health and Exercise Science professor Stephanie Otto, are completing data collection this December on research involving bone mineral density and exercise. Their research interest relates to whether certain types of exercise are more or less beneficial to bone mineral density. A group of Gustavus students volunteered to participate in the study and were asked to perform either treadmill or elliptical exercise for the duration of the study. Maloney and Walker measured pre and post bone mineral density using Bone Stiffness Index equipment from Rivers Edge Hospital in St. Peter, MN. They are planning on presenting their results at the upcoming Northeast American College of Sports Medicine Conference in April, 2011.


One Comment

  1. Vivian says:

    I really like doing different exercises for healthier body. I am so glad that there are people like this caring for our health by informing us for such development.