240 Coleman Building, main campus (selected research also conducted at Gateway University Research Park, North Campus)
The Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory has 2400 square-feet of space and is housed in the Coleman building at UNCG. The laboratory includes state of the art instrumentation for:
- Resting and exercise oxygen consumption assessment and monitoring
- ECG monitoring, recording and proper interpretation
- Performance measures on cycle ergometers (Monark and Lode) and treadmills
- Bod Pod, hydrostatic weighing, bioelectrical impedance, and skinfolds for body composition analysis (a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry machine is also shared with the Nutrition Department).
- A full biochemical laboratory enabling both tissue and blood analysis for various metabolic, signaling and stress response measures.
Lines of Research
- The influence of exercise on regulation of antioxidant defense mechanisms and how supplementation and types of exercise may influence performance and health risk.
- The influence of exercise on inflammatory processes such as cortisol, pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines and hormonal factors.
- The effects of a three component program (exercise, health education and resource support) on fibromyalgia syndrome
- The influence of exercise on glucose sensitivity regulatory processes.
- The effectiveness of exercise in conjunction with bariatric surgery on maintaining weight loss and health related cardiovascular aspects.