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MENTOR:  The purpose of this study is to examine how a combined on-site and telehealth program compares to a telehealth only program for individuals with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Half of the participants will live on Lakeshore’s campus for seven days and participate in MENTOR, a one week program consisting of lectures and hands-on activities about nutrition, mindfulness and exercise in individuals with SCI. All participants in the study will begin a yearlong telehealth program. This study is for adults between the ages of 18 and 60, who have a SCI at level C5-L5. Participants will be compensated $125 for their time. Contact Alex Yates at gro.e1508726173rohse1508726173kal@y1508726173xela1508726173 or 205-403-5525.

ACCU Measure: The purpose of this project is to validate the best way to measure body composition in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Currently, there is not a tested way to accurately measure body composition in people with SCI. This study is for adults with SCI between the ages of 19 and 65. You will complete one four hour visit and be compensated $50 for your time. Contact Alex Yates at gro.e1508726173rohse1508726173kal@y1508726173xela1508726173 or 205-403-5525.

HIIT vs MIT: The purpose of this proposal is to compare the effects of six weeks of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) vs MIT (Moderate Intensity Training) using an arm crank ergometer exercise (ACE) for improving body composition, cardiovascular fitness, glucose tolerance, blood lipids, and vascular health in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Contact Lori Theriot at gro.e1508726173rohse1508726173kal@t1508726173irol1508726173 or 205-313-7455.

24 START: The purpose of this study is to determine if a low carb or low fat diet helps adults with a spinal cord injury (SCI): 1) stick to their diet 2) improve their body composition and 3) lower their cardiometabolic risk factors (such as diabetes, heart disease, or stroke). This study is for adults with SCI between the ages of 21 and 60. Contact Alex Yates at gro.e1508726173rohse1508726173kal@y1508726173xela1508726173 or 205-403-5525.