Volunteers Needed for Health Research on Fat Metabolism

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education is conducting a research study that looks at how different duration of physical inactivity affects fat metabolism.

Are you interested in your cardiovascular fitness? Do you know that one bout of running, cycling, or other exercise is not enough for helping with your fat metabolism in your body? Do you know not having enough easy physical activity like walking can diminish the benifit from exercise? Are you interested to learn and experience how we investigate this quesion? Join us in this study to discover the optimal balance between exercise and daily physical activity that supports your body's ability to process fats ultimately.


We are looking for people who:

  • are 18 - 40 years of age
  • have no significant health issues
  • have no injury preventing cycling
  • are not professionaly trained in sports


What you'll do: 

  • Participant in 3 engaging trials: Explore the effects of different period pf physical inactivity on your body.
  • Commit to 7 key visit to the lab: cardiovascular fitness cycling test (VO2max test!), challenging cycling sessions, and fat metabolism assessments.
  • Wear a Fitbit for step controls and enjoy delicious ice-cream milkshake.


Your participation could help to shape the future public physical activity guidelines. Joing this study will help you to gain personal fitness insights and getting opportunity of working in a lab.


The research study will be conducted at The University of Texas at Austin.


For more information, you can contact (512) 647-8888 or email wjt1992@utexas.edu.


This study has been approved by The University of Texas at Austin Institutional Review Board.

Saturday, May 11 at 8:00am

L. Theo Bellmont Hall (BEL), 820
2109 SAN JACINTO BLVD , Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Academics, Health & Wellness, Research Opportunities & Studies


College of Education

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public

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