Today's Paper Latest Primary runoff results Voter guide Sports Core Values Newsletters Weather Obits Puzzles Archive Story ideas iPad
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

LR hospital's new lab to give kids, the pregnant workouts

by Emily Walkenhorst | October 11, 2017 at 3:46 a.m.
Eva Diaz checks on Alice McMains, 6, as she rides a stationary bike Tuesday at the Laboratory for Active Kids and Families at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

A new laboratory at Arkansas Children's Hospital will test and study children and pregnant women as they use fitness machines, in an effort to better understand children's health and improve it.

The Laboratory for Active Kids and Families is one of only two pediatric exercise laboratories in the nation, with the other at the University of California, Irvine.

Children will be measured on balance, ability to produce energy, strength, endurance and other things as they use fitness machines in the laboratory. Blood, urine and saliva testing also will be done to measure cells and chemistry, and children will fill out questionnaires about lifestyle, culture, family, household economics and food intake, according to Matthew Cotter, a research assistant at the Arkansas Children's Nutrition Center.

Print Headline: LR hospital's new lab to give kids, the pregnant workouts

ADVERTISEMENT

Sponsor Content

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT