Do we lose gains from exercise as our bodies get used to it?
One of the most beautiful things about the human body is its resilience and its ability to adapt to physical demands like exercise training. If you undertake exercise that’s physically challenging, your body will adapt to this stress to ensure the same activity feels slightly easier in the future. But is this adaptation a blessing or a curse? Could we lose gains from exercise as our bodies get used to it? And what can you do about it?
Illuminate 2017: Celebrating science and curiosity
The Heart Research Institute’s annual Awards for Excellence dinner, Illuminate, was recently held to celebrate and recognise some of our most up-and-coming scientists and showcase to our supporters some of the advances we are making in our mission to fight cardiovascular disease.
Meet the team: Bob Lee
As a Kiwi transplant, Bob Lee has experienced the research environment on both sides of the Tasman Sea. But while his life is currently in Sydney, where the HRI is based, the ties to home remain strong for Bob.