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European Journal of Applied Physiology

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30.07.2020 | Original Article Open Access

Exercise training improves vascular function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most common age-related diseases (Alzheimer’s Association 2019 ), mainly known for its cognitive symptoms that interfere with activities of daily life and impact memory loss, learning, language, and behavior …

29.07.2020 | Original Article

Immediate effects of neurodynamic nerve gliding versus static stretching on hamstring neuromechanical properties

Numerous studies report that static stretching (ST) significantly increases the human joint range of motion (ROM) (Usuba et al. 2007 ; Dempsey et al. 2010 ; Moriyama et al. 2013 ; Freitas et al. 2015 ). The increased ROM of the knee extensors after …

28.07.2020 | Original Article

Importance of dimensional changes on glycolytic metabolism during growth

Following their finding of lower muscle lactate concentration resulting from maximal exercise in 13.6-year-old boys compared with young men, Eriksson et al. ( 1971 ) suggested that glycolytic activity was lower in children than adults. Furthermore …

27.07.2020 | Original Article

Impact of acute mental stress on segmental arterial stiffness

Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is widely used as an index of arterial stiffness, and elevated arterial stiffness is an independent risk factor for future cardiovascular disease (CVD) (Mitchell et al. 2010 ; van Sloten et al. 2014 ). It has been …

26.07.2020 | Reply

Room for improvement: metrological properties of passive muscle–tendon stiffness measures in children with cerebral palsy

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With a focus on human integrative and translational physiology, the European Journal of Applied Physiology publishes original research that is considered likely to further our understanding of the functioning of the intact healthy human body under a variety of environmental (e.g. altitude, climatic, gravitational) and exercise conditions. Contexts include those relating to occupational, sporting, recreational and daily activities throughout the human life-span from childhood to old age.

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