Be Part Of The TrainMeUpMN Study to Learn How Exercise Benefits Metabolism
You only need to run to be a runner, and so it comes as no surprise that runners come in all shapes and sizes. Tall, short, big, or small, as a community we embrace everyone! One of the most gratifying parts about running are the inherent health benefits that come from simply doing something you love. But why is the health of people different, even when they are active for the same amounts of time? The University of Minnesota wants to find out, and you can help by signing up for the TrainMeUpMN study!
If you’re an active, overweight adult, and don’t mind running on the treadmill for a few tests, the University of Minnesota wants your help to learn how exercise benefits metabolism!
What is the TrainMeUpMN Study?
For the third year in a row, researchers are looking for active, overweight subjects (BMI of 25 or greater), age 18-40, who run regularly (at least 45 minutes running, 5 days per week) and who are otherwise in good health. Researchers are interested in how the subject’s body adapts to a single bout of exercise.
If you fit this description, no doubt you would have a lot of valuable information to offer the researchers. Should you participate, you will receive a state of the art body composition test (DXA) and a fitness test (VO2max).
What is involved in the Study?
The study will involve a phone screening and 2 outpatient visits to the University of Minnesota over the course of approximately 2 months after enrollment, depending on your availability.
At your first visit, researchers will measure your fitness by having you run on a treadmill to measure your VO2max. At your second visit, they will draw blood, measure your body composition by using a noninvasive Dual Energy X- ray Absorptiometry (DXA) machine, have you run on a treadmill at 90 minutes (speed will be tailored given your VO2 max level) and repeat the blood and body composition after the prolonged run. Researchers are interested in how a prolonged run can change your blood and body composition.
How to Participate?
This is a paid study, so you will be compensated for your time. For more information, contact Abdisa Taddese at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-624-1469.
Let’s help them out so we can better understand what makes us tick and, ultimately, make us stronger runners.