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
    Summer 2017 Dates:

    May 13th
    June 3rd
    June17th
    July 8th
    July 29th
    August 12th
    August 26th
    * All sessions will run from 8:30-10:30am at Mulligan’s Golf Center.
  • Healthy Kids
    Fall 2017 Dates:
    Thursdays, 6:15-7:30pm 
    (Godwin Hall, JMU)
    * There will be no program on November 23rd due to the Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Barbells and Brunch
    Fall 2017 Date: TBD
    UREC, JMU
  • Girls Have H.E.A.R.T.
    Spring 2018 Dates: TBD
    Waterman Elementary School
  • Movin' and Groovin' Day
    Spring 2018 Date: TBD
    Godwin Hall, JMU
  • Alumni Health and Fitness Program
    Spring 2018 Date: TBD 
    Godwin Hall, JMU
  • Contact us at morrisonbrucecenter@jmu.edu
    with questions or to register for any of our programs!