Title

The Effect Of Body Mass Index On Sweat Production In 15-18 Year Old Male High School Physical Education Students /

Author(s)

Steven Andreen

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Oral Presentation Award

2nd Place

Written Paper Award

4th Place

Abstract

In the world where people are trying to stay fit and sweating while they do it, the need to replace what people sweat out has an ever-growing emphasis. The purpose of this project was to determine a correlation between body mass index and sweat production to help people know how much fluid they would need to replace. It was hypothesized that a higher body mass index (BMI) would result in a lower amount of sweat produced. To test this hypothesis participants were asked to complete a 10 minute standing and a 10 minute running trial at 10 min/mile pace. A piece of gauze was attached to their left bicep and was massed after the conclusion of the trial on a thousandths scale. The data collected did not show a linear relationship and showed no significant difference between bmi level and sweat production (F(2,13)=2.83,p=.291).

Location

Owens G01

Start Date

4-16-2016 8:45 AM

Session Number

early/first

COinS
 
Apr 16th, 8:45 AM

The Effect Of Body Mass Index On Sweat Production In 15-18 Year Old Male High School Physical Education Students /

Owens G01

In the world where people are trying to stay fit and sweating while they do it, the need to replace what people sweat out has an ever-growing emphasis. The purpose of this project was to determine a correlation between body mass index and sweat production to help people know how much fluid they would need to replace. It was hypothesized that a higher body mass index (BMI) would result in a lower amount of sweat produced. To test this hypothesis participants were asked to complete a 10 minute standing and a 10 minute running trial at 10 min/mile pace. A piece of gauze was attached to their left bicep and was massed after the conclusion of the trial on a thousandths scale. The data collected did not show a linear relationship and showed no significant difference between bmi level and sweat production (F(2,13)=2.83,p=.291).