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Basic Research

health sciences building at uwoBasic research in the area of exercise and the aging process is conducted by faculty and students in the School of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences.  Research laboratories are located in the Labatt Health Sciences Building dedicated to studies of cardiovascular and muscle metabolic exercise responses and to neuromuscular physiology and aging.

The CCAA current basic research is focused on studying:

  1. Thames Hall UWOThe ways in which older individuals differ from young people in their physiological responses to exercise
  2. The physiological limitations to exercise in older adults
  3. The physiological and biochemical causes of muscle fatigue
  4. Properties of muscle in the aged
  5. Cardiovascular function and muscle metabolism
  6. Adaptations with exercise training in older adults and physical activity guidelines.

For more information about CCAA basic research activities contact CCAA Research Director, Dr. Don Paterson at


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Don Paterson
Research Director
Candian Centre for Activity and Aging
Phone: 519.661.1606 x81606

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