James Madison University

Women Atherosclerosis Inflammation And Thrombosis (WAIAT)

The WAIAT research project was designed to determine the effects of diet induced weight loss and exercise on traditional (blood pressure, blood cholesterol, BMI, blood glucose) and nontraditional risk factors (hsC-Reactive Protein, fibrinolysis profile, endothelial function, and sleep quality) for cardiovascular disease by using a randomized intervention trial in previously sedentary post menopausal (12 months without a menstrual cycle) women.

The following variables were assessed: blood cholesterol, glucose, body composition (using DEXA scan) and physical fitness (cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility). The study was a 9 week intervention. Participants were randomly assigned to the Diet Intervention or the Exercise Intervention. Individuals in the Diet group completed all of the tests listed above and come to the MBC once a week for 30 minutes to review their dietary intake and body weight. Participants assigned to the Exercise Intervention completed all of the tests listed above and were asked to come to the Crawford Fitness Center (JMU Godwin Hall) 3-4 times per week (60 minutes/day) to complete a prescribed exercise routine designed to increase their cardiovascular and muscular fitness.

Calendar

  • Girls Golf
    Spring 2017 Dates:
  • - January 28th (Godwin)
    - February 18th (Godwin)
    - March 18th (Godwin) 
    - April 8th (Mulligan's)
    - April 29th (Mulligan's)*
    * Rain Location – Godwin Hall, JMU
  • All sessions will run from 9:00-12:00pm, unless otherwise noted.
    Open to all girls aged 7-17, and girls can register at any time!
  • Healthy Kids
    Spring 2017 Dates:
    Mondays, 6:15-7:30pm 
    January 30th to April 24th
    Godwin Hall, JMU
    * There will be no program on March 6th due to JMU’s academic calendar
  • Girls Have H.E.A.R.T.
    Thursdays, 3:45-5:15pm
    February 9th to April 27th
    Waterman Elementary School
    *There will be no program on March 9th and April 13th due to JMU's and Waterman's academic calendars
  • Barbells and Brunch
    Sunday, February 26th
    9:45-11:45am
    UREC, JMU
  • Movin' and Groovin' Day
    Saturday, April 1st, 9:00am-3:00pm
    Godwin Hall, JMU
  • Alumni Health and Fitness Program
    Friday April 21st to Sunday April 23rd
    Godwin Hall, JMU
  • Contact the Morrison Bruce Center at morrisonbrucecenter@jmu.edu with questions or to register for any of our programs!