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.


  • Girls Golf Information
    Fall 2015 dates:
    September 26th (Mulligan's)
    October 10th (Mulligan's)
    October 24th (Mulligan's)
    November 14th (Godwin Hall, JMU)
    December 5th (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
    Thursdays, 6:15-7:30pm
    (Godwin Hall, JMU)
    September 17th to November 19th
  • Movin' & Groovin'
    Saturday, November 7th
    (Godwin Hall, JMU)