Bengt Saltin and exercise physiology: a perspective

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This perspective highlights some of the key contributions of Professor Bengt Saltin (1935-2014) to exercise physiology. The emergence of exercise physiology from work physiology as his career began is discussed as are his contributions in a number of areas. Saltin's open and question-based style of leadership is a model for the future of our field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalApplied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • capacité d’effort
  • exercise capacity
  • glycogène musculaire
  • muscle glycogen
  • muscle plasticity
  • physiologie du travail
  • plasticité musculaire
  • thermoregulation
  • thermorégulation
  • work physiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Physiology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Physiology (medical)

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