Nicholas Eastman

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Considerable research has shown significant increases in beta-endorphin levels after aerobic activity. These increases and their accompanying euphoric effect have been suggested as a possible psychophysiological mechanism underlying the exercise-dependence syndrome. The relationship between plasma beta-endorphin levels and a tendency towards exercise(More)
Emergency situations often require continuous execution of one-person cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for periods of time in excess of 30 minutes. The limited research which has examined the demands of the procedure has focused on central physiological measures, despite (1) the use of a subjective end-point for termination of CPR (i.e., exhaustion) as(More)
Previous studies have shown that sodium bicarbonate ingestion prior to exercise may improve performance during repeated (interval) bouts. To examine the practical implications of such findings, seven collegiate swimmers participated in simulated swim competitions of multiple events following sodium bicarbonate (B) ingestion, placebo (P) ingestion and(More)
Research examining the relationship between beta-endorphin immunoreactivity and affect has resulted in equivocal findings. To examine this relationship further, 10 male and 10 female college-age students participated in a controlled free-weight exercise session. Blood plasma samples were procured both prior to and following the exercise bout and(More)
Previous research investigating the response of plasma beta-endorphins (beta-EP) to resistance exercise has resulted in equivocal findings. To further examine the effects of resistance exercise on beta-endorphin immunoreactivity, six resistance-trained athletes participated in a three-set series of eight repetitions of isotonic exercise. All exercises were(More)
A review of the literature examining the effects of athletic injury on persons have suggested a deleterious effect. Specifically, results indicated that following traumatic injury, athletes suffer a diminution of affect and feelings of self-worth. Because studies published in this area have been post-injury in design, the present study was fashioned to(More)
INTRODUCTION Our objective was to investigate the relationships between secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure and oxidative stress in a group of youth and adolescents with elevated body mass index. METHODS Participants in this cross sectional study were healthy nonsmoking youth and adolescents ages 9 to 18 years old. Three-quarters of the participants were(More)
Previous research investigating the response of plasma beta-endorphins (beta-EP) to resistance exercise has resulted in equivocal findings. To examine further the effects of resistance exercise on beta-EP immunoreactivity, 10 male and 10 female college-age students participated in a series of controlled isotonic resistance exercises. The session consisted(More)
Increased plasma beta-endorphin immunoreactivity in scuba divers after submersion. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 87-90, 1987. After submersion under water in a motionless state of neutral buoyancy, scuba divers frequently report feelings of well-being or euphoria similar to those reported after strenuous exercise. Since strenuous exercise is(More)