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Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology

In exercise physiology, researchers study the the acute response and chronic adaptations to exercise for healthy individuals, people with chronic conditions and athletes. Studying the response to different types of exercise in different conditions allows us to maximize health and performance outcomes. For example, athletes have a high prevalence of exercise-induced asthma (EIA). It is particularly prevalent in athletes who exercise in cold-dry climates. By conducting research in ACE, we can better understand why athletes have such a response in cold-dry climates, and help to reduce the EIA symptoms by testing new prevention interventions.

Research areas:

  • acute response to exercise
  • airway physiology
  • cardiorespiratory fitness
  • chronic adaptations to exercise