Thesis subject

Physical activity and energy metabolism

To provide a literature overview on the (long-term) effects of physical activity on cellular energy metabolism.

Background: Physical activity/exercise and energy metabolism are essentially interrelated. Regular physical activity requires adaptations of energy metabolism, and adequate regulation of energy metabolism is crucial for optimal exercise performance.

Aim: To provide a literature overview on specific aspects of the interrelationship of physical activity and (cellular) energy metabolism. This could also include effects of nutritional compounds. A more detailed aim is depending on the students’ interest and will be discussed with the supervisor.