Exercise Therapy in Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease


This program is a cluster of research studies investigating the cardiovascular and metabolic effects of exercise therapy in people with type 2 diabetes. 


Dr Nathan Johnson

Research Location

Exercise, Health and Performance Research Group

Program Type



Exercise is considered an essential part of lifestyle therapy aimed at managing diabetes, associated obesity and cardiovascular disease. However, for many people with diabetes the high levels of exercise recommended for cardiometabolic benefits can be a barrier to participation, and the disease may itself make doing exercise difficult. There is increasing evidence that alternative forms of exercise such as short duration vigorous exercise, resistance training or reducing sedentary time may be effective, sustainable and safe.

The research examines the effect of exercise dose on macrovascular, microvascular and metabolic adaptations, with the aim of informing recommendations for lifestyle therapy in the management of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. As such, appropriately interested students would include those from the following disciplines: Exercise Physiology, Dietetics, or Medicine

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diabetes, Obesity, exercise, metabolic, cardiovascular

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1658