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Current Issue: Volume 15, Issue 7 (2022) Digital Health, Physical Activity and Epidemiology

Original Research


Effects of Respite Music on Repeated Upper-body Resistance Exercise Performance
Jonathan T. Lehman, Brooklyn G. Whitmire, Rebecca R. Rogers, Tyler D. Williams, and Christopher G. Ballmann FACSM


An Analysis of the Body Drag Test in Law Enforcement Recruits with Consideration to Current Population Demographics
Robert G. Lockie, Matthew R. Moreno, J. Jay Dawes, Robin Marc Orr, Karly A. Rodas, and Joseph M. Dulla


Associations of Bone Mineral Density with Lean Mass, Fat Mass, and Physical Activity in Young Overweight and Obese Women - A Feasibility Study
Meghan E. Garvey, Ling Shi, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Aviva Must, Laura L. Hayman, Scott E. Crouter, and Sarah M. Camhi


Energy Cost of Reclining, Sitting, and Standing Activities in Chinese Adults
Jiajia Liu, Yiyan Li, Minghui Quan, Jie Zhuang, Zhen-Bo Cao, Zheng Zhu, Yongming Li, Stephen D. Herrmann, and Barbara E. Ainsworth


A Pilot, Virtual Exercise Intervention Improves Health and Fitness during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Alexander H.K. Montoye, Makenzie J. Rajewski, Drew A. Marshall, Sylvia E. Neph, and Karin A. Pfeiffer


Measurement of Physical Activity with Wrist-Worn ActiGraph GT3X+ in Older Women
Michal T. Smith, Erin E. Kishman, Robert G. Weaver, Jennifer R. O'Neill, and Xuewen Wang

Technical Note


Muscle Activity and User-Perceived Exertion During Immersive Virtual Reality Exergaming Incorporating an Adaptive Cable Resistance System
David Gomez, Jonathan D. Browne, Abdulrahman Almalouhi, Max Abundex, Jonathan Hu, Sally Nason, Nicholas Kull, Cade Mills, Quincy Harris, Richard Ku, Eric V. Neufeld, and Brett A. Dolezal


T. Scott Lyons, PhD, FACSM
Western Kentucky University

Executive Editors

James W. Navalta, PhD, FACSM
University of Nevada - Las Vegas
Whitley Stone, PhD
Western Kentucky University

Editor Emeritus

Brian K. McFarlin, PhD, FACSM
University of North Texas
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There is a fee to be indexed in PubMed Central. Beginning April 1, 2019, authors agree to pay the following indexing fee if the article is accepted for publication: $150USD if a student is the primary author, $300USD if a professional is the primary author. The other indexing services are free of charge.