Presentation Title

High and Low Impact Physical Activity Positively Influences Female Bone Density

Speaker Credentials

Associate Professor

Speaker Credentials

Ph.D.

College

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Exercise and Sport Science

Location

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA

Format

Poster

Start Date

16-2-2018 12:15 PM

End Date

16-2-2018 1:15 PM

Abstract

Objective. The aim of the current study was to add to the current literature the effects of high and low impact physical activity on female bone health. Background. Exploring lower cost preventative measures to improve bone density may reduce the physical and financial repercussions associated with health risks such as osteoporosis. Methods. Fifty-four female athletes total bone mineral density was tested using a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) machine. Athletes were defined as either high intensity (HI) or low intensity (LI) based on training mode. Results. There was not a significant difference between groups in bone mineral density for HI females (M=1.25, SD=0.10) and LI females (M=1.22, SD=0.11); t(51) = -1.057, p=.295. Conclusion. Females that regularly take part in either high or low intensity activities may benefit from having improved bone mineral density.

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High and Low Impact Physical Activity Positively Influences Female Bone Density

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA

Objective. The aim of the current study was to add to the current literature the effects of high and low impact physical activity on female bone health. Background. Exploring lower cost preventative measures to improve bone density may reduce the physical and financial repercussions associated with health risks such as osteoporosis. Methods. Fifty-four female athletes total bone mineral density was tested using a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) machine. Athletes were defined as either high intensity (HI) or low intensity (LI) based on training mode. Results. There was not a significant difference between groups in bone mineral density for HI females (M=1.25, SD=0.10) and LI females (M=1.22, SD=0.11); t(51) = -1.057, p=.295. Conclusion. Females that regularly take part in either high or low intensity activities may benefit from having improved bone mineral density.