Laboratory of Exercise Hemodynamic

Biodynamics of the Human Body Movement Department
The lab develops projects based on the following subjects:
  • Pressoric Response During Resisted Exercise: investigates the acute responses of blood pressure while performing resistance exercises with different protocols (intensity, number of repetitions, etc.) in normotensive and hypertensive patients.
  • Cardiovascular response after exercise: investigates what happens with cardiovascular function and its regulatory mechanisms after of a single exercise session, analyzing the effect of the characteristics of the studied population as well as the performed exercise (type, duration, intensity, and mass muscle) and the study protocol (position, time of the day, etc.).
  • Exercise and Menopause: investigates acute and chronic effects of physical exercise associated with estrogen replacement therapy to the cardiovascular function and regulation in postmenopausal women.
  • Parkinson and Exercise: investigates acute and chronic effects of physical exercise to the cardiovascular function and regulation in individuals with Parkinson.
  • Exercise and Intermittent Claudication: investigates acute and chronic effects of physical exercise to the cardiovascular function and regulation in people with peripheral arterial disease and intermittent claudication.
  • Cardiovascular risk and the practice of exercise in big populations: the Lab has a project called Exercise and Heart which has a research character and assists the community. It happens at Fernando Costa Park continuously and offers evaluation of cardiovascular risk and individualized prescription of physical activity, all free of charges. As for research, the project investigates cardiovascular risk characteristics and spontaneous physical activities practices of the interviewees.

 

Study Areas
  • Acute and chronic effects of the exercise on the cardiovascular system;
  • Exercise and mental health;
  • Neural control of the circulation.
members

Claudia Forjaz, PhD. - Coordinator

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Phone: 55 11 3091-8792