Organisation profile

The research into the physiological effects of exercise performed in the human physiology lab can be divided into several aspects. We study the effects of physical activity and inactivity on health status and quality of life. These aspects are examined with a longitudinal study where pathophysiological mechanisms and preventive measures are included. Our research into the more practical aspects of exercise and training includes: the influence of exercise on free radical production. The practical application of blood ammonia determination in sports medicine, the effects of a nasal dilator, etc. Fundamental research is performed to examine the effects of exercise on brain neurotransmission, in order to link exercise with aspects such as 'central fatigue', neurodegenerative disorders (preventive aspect of exercise), exercise addiction and the antidepressant aspects of exercise. Longitudinal and epidemiological studies on possible mechanisms of 'overtraining' or underperformance are also performed.

Contact information

Pleinlaan 2
  • Fax: +32-2-6292876
  • Phone: +32-2-6292222

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