Exercise & Bed Rest

NASA-FUNDED STUDY FINDS EXERCISE COULD HELP WOMEN ON BED REST (November 15,2007)

WASHINGTON – Short but intense sessions of exercise may help women on bed rest stay strong and recuperate more quickly, according to a NASA-funded study by researchers at Ball State University, Muncie, Ind. The findings of the first comprehensive bed rest study focusing exclusively on women will help NASA develop more effective countermeasures to mitigate strength and muscle loss in female astronauts on long-duration missions to the International Space Station and, perhaps, someday to Mars.

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