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New Exciting Research Experience for 7-9 year-olds - Recruiting Now!

Body Sweat Distribution in a Paediatric Population During Exercise in the Heat

Children in the pre-pubescent stage of biological maturation are still developing their sweating system, meaning that they can still sweat but not as much or as efficiently as adults can. One way of measuring sweat production is by creating a "Body Sweat Map", which shows where and how much sweat is produced throughout the body during exercise. The aim of this study is to create a child-version of a Body Sweat Map, and to investigate their changes in body temperature, thermal perception (i.e. how hot/cold they feel) and wetness perception (how wet their skin feels) during exercise in the heat.

We are looking for healthy male and female 7 – 9-year olds who have NOT entered puberty.

What will they have to do?
Visit 1: Tour of the research centre, short chat about the study and if you wish to take part we would continue with some body anthropometric measurements and a short walk-run on the treadmill.
Visits 2, 3 & 4: Short walk/run on the treadmill in the heat during which sweat will be collected for 5 minutes. Each visit lasts approx. 1.5 hours and can take place after school and weekends.

What will you get?
- A DECATHLON GIFT CARD to spend online or in any Decathlon store: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/
- Information about their height, weight, body composition analysis and fitness status
- They will get a fun, educational experience on how research is conducted at the Environmental Ergonomics Research Centre whilst learning a little about sport science

To get in touch please contact Leigh Arlegui: l.a.arlegui@lboro.ac.uk

Thank you! 

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