Title

Weight cuts in wrestling: hydration and mental health

School Name

Chapin High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this experiment was to determine if there was a preexisting correlation between hydration and mental health indicators in high school male wrestlers who were intentionally losing weight. In order to determine this, wrestlers took the Youth Mental Health Test created by the organization Mental Health America and reported their hydration as measured by a bioelectrical impedance scale.This data was then compiled into graphs and analyzed using a linear regression equation. It was determined that a correlation between hydration and indicators of mental health was present, and thus that high school athletes should avoid dehydration to intentionally lose weight. This conclusion was supported by the effects on physical health which were previously well-documented, and this newfound correlation which showed that dehydration is associated with indicators of poor mental health.

Location

N/A

Start Date

4-2-2022 9:00 PM

Presentation Format

Written Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 9:00 PM

Weight cuts in wrestling: hydration and mental health

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The purpose of this experiment was to determine if there was a preexisting correlation between hydration and mental health indicators in high school male wrestlers who were intentionally losing weight. In order to determine this, wrestlers took the Youth Mental Health Test created by the organization Mental Health America and reported their hydration as measured by a bioelectrical impedance scale.This data was then compiled into graphs and analyzed using a linear regression equation. It was determined that a correlation between hydration and indicators of mental health was present, and thus that high school athletes should avoid dehydration to intentionally lose weight. This conclusion was supported by the effects on physical health which were previously well-documented, and this newfound correlation which showed that dehydration is associated with indicators of poor mental health.