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To promote healthy aging through exercise practices adapted to the needs of the elderly, particularly in relation to their health condition.

Our research team sheds light on the adaptations that occur in the human body with different types of physical activity to provide practical solutions related to one of the greatest current challenges: healthy aging.


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Physical Activity Research Project

What is a research project?

A research project or clinical study aims to evaluate new strategies for preventing, treating, or managing certain diseases with the goal of improving people's health and quality of life. For more information or if you wish to participate in a research project, you can contact us by email or phone

Our Studies

Our research team is interested in the effects of physical activity and exercise on the management and treatment of certain pathologies, such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease


  • Why participate in a research project?

    There are several reasons why people may want to participate in a research project in our laboratory: to advance knowledge on a given subject, to develop new approaches for better management of various pathologies, to improve their own health and to have more information on their physical condition. Without the involvement of the community, the research projects could not exist. Your participation is therefore an essential element in the evolution of science and the development of strategies for healthy aging.

  • What type of study are we doing?

    Our laboratory is mainly interested in the beneficial effect that physical activity and exercise can have on the health of populations. In this context, we mainly conduct studies where participants are asked to exercise and where we evaluate the impact of this practice on different physiological parameters (e.g. glycemic control, blood pressure, adiposity level, etc). More information on current projects is available in the 'Research' tab.

  • Is there any financial compensation?

    Most projects offer financial compensation for your participation or travel. Amounts may vary depending on your level of involvement with the project.

  • Can I participate in a research project?

    The majority of research projects in our laboratory are conducted in adults and people aged 45 years and older. However, the inclusion and exclusion criteria are specific to each research project. To find out about these criteria, please refer to the 'Research' tab.

  • Can I stop at any time?

    Your participation in any research project is voluntary. You may, therefore, withdraw from that project at any time without having to justify yourself to the research team. Your decision not to participate or to withdraw from a project will in no way affect your relationship with the research team or your ability to participate in future studies.

  • Are there any risks associated with my participation?

    All research projects may present a risk. However, this risk is very small and varies from project to project. For example, physical activity may result in a risk of soreness in the 24-48 hours following its practice, body composition measurement methods expose you to a low dose of radiation (less than a dental X-ray), blood tests may cause some discomfort, etc. It should be noted that all research projects have been reviewed by the CIUSSS de l'Estrie CHUS ethics committee.

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