Space physiology VI: exercise, artificial gravity, and countermeasure development for prolonged space flight

@article{Hargens2012SpacePV,
  title={Space physiology VI: exercise, artificial gravity, and countermeasure development for prolonged space flight},
  author={Alan Robert Hargens and Roshmi Bhattacharya and Suzanne Maria Schneider},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={113},
  pages={2183-2192}
}
When applied individually, exercise countermeasures employed to date do not fully protect the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems during prolonged spaceflight. Recent ground-based research suggests that it is necessary to perform exercise countermeasures within some form of artificial gravity to prevent microgravity deconditioning. In this regard, it is important to provide normal foot-ward loading and intravascular hydrostatic-pressure gradients to maintain musculoskeletal and… CONTINUE READING