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Current Issue: Volume 16, Issue 7 (2023) Digital Health, Physical Activity and Epidemiology

Original Research


Energy Costs of Chair Sitting and Standing Video Exercises in Chinese Older Adults, Ages 60 to 89 years
Zhenghua Cai, Minghui Quan, Muyang Huan, Guangli Sun, Stephen D. Herrmann, Barbara E. Ainsworth, and Peijie Chen


The efficacy of Ruesi Dadton and Yoga on reducing Neck and Shoulder Pain in Office Workers


Muscle Architecture and Maximal Strength between Male Practitioners of Functional Fitness Training and Strength Training
Silas Nery de Oliveira, Grazieli Maria Biduski Zapello, Débora Aparecida Knihs, Gabriela Fischer, and Antônio Renato Pereira Moro


Recovery Effects of Foam Rolling on Psychophysiological Responses in Thai National Male Ice Hockey Players
Fuengfa Khobkhun, Rakchai Sukwiboon, Papatsorn Ramyarangsi, Mark Willems, and Amornpan Ajjimaporn


The Effect of Topical Cannabidiol on the Progression Rate of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness
Anastasia Alpy, George Yusuff, Michele Aquino, John Petrizzo, Robert M. Otto, John Wygand, and Troy Simpson


Assessing the Validity of Several Heart Rate Monitors in Wearable Technology While Mountain Biking
Bryson Carrier, Robert W. Salatto, Dustin W. Davis, Jacquelyn Sertic, Brenna Barrios, Graham R. McGinnis, Tedd Girouard, Benjamin E. Burroughs, and James W. Navalta


T. Scott Lyons, PhD, FACSM
University of North Alabama

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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