Central Leader : February 23rd 2011
2 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 630 5419 Fax 630 5435 Editor Katherine Forbes email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Jeff Clayton email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 52,975 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday/ Friday to Balmoral, Epsom, Greenlane, Hillsborough, Lynfield, Mt Albert (south of railway line), Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, Morningside, New Windsor, One Tree Hill, Onehunga, Oranga, Owairaka, Penrose (not Te Papapa), Royal Oak, Sandringham, Three Kings. Unit 1.3, 72 Dominion Road. Private Bag 56910, Mt Eden. www.centralleader.co.nz Phone Kay or Sarah on (09) 627-9174 today to discuss all our options, our limited time $20,000 special offer, and to arrange to view the village. Lab looking for fitness recruits By CARLY TAWHIAO Fitness recruits: Staff at Unitec's human performance lab are looking for subjects to be part of a fitness study that measures the air you breathe. From left: Lab supervisor Wes Verhoeff and exercise lecturer Chris Lynch.Photo: JASON OXENHAM If your new year fitness resolutions are already fading, the team at Unitec may have the sol- ution. The tertiary institute s sport department has a new human performance lab in need of research participants. Exercise lecturer Chris Lynch is conducting a study called system efficiency, which involves measuring a broad sample of everyday individuals respiratory responses to exercise. If eligible, participants will be able to find out what their current fit- ness level is and how to boost it. Research has already been done on patients with illness and top athletes but not in healthy, non-athletic individuals, Mr Lynch says. As expected the slopes are very different in nature between an athlete and a person who has a reduced aerobic exercise capacity. But what has not been described is the nature of the slope between these two groups, so my work is with essentially seden- tary, healthy indivi- duals. The testing involves walking or running on a treadmill with a breath- ing valve attached which will measure and record an individual s venti- lation rate as the pace increases every four minutes in five to six stages. Anyone aged 18 or older can apply to take part in the testing, nor- mally valued at $175, and the broader the vol- unteer age range the bet- ter, Mr Lynch says. Although the tech- nology used in the lab is usually reserved for top- level athletes only, this sport science facility has been set up to help performers of all levels. Having the lab, which we deliberately named the human performance lab, rather than a sport or sport science lab, allows a dedicated space to carry out this work, Mr Lynch says. We wanted to provide a facility that could offer more than what s already out there in the market, he says. Without access to these resources, we may not be able to do exten- sive projects like this, he says. It provides objective, definite information to understand how fit you are. Call 815-4321 ext 8492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register for the study.
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