Exercise Withdrawal and Stress Study

The Exercise Withdrawal and Stress Study (EWSS) investigates the psychobiological mechanisms through which regular physical activity promotes physical and mental health. This study is a randomised cross-over design carried out with healthy men and women who regularly take part in vigorous exercise and involves the detraining of research participants and the administration of cognitive tasks. Various biological markers of autonomic, neuroendocrine and immune functions which are relevant in a host of conditions are collected and examined.

The study is part of Romano Endrighi’s PhD project “Physical Activity, Adiposity, Stress-induced Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease Risk” which is funded by a British Heart Foundation studentship grant and supervised by Professor Steptoe and Dr Hamer.

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