The Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine's vision is "an active, healthy and winning nation through science". The MISSION is to exists as a centre of excellence for promoting a healthy, active lifestyle and optimal physical...
Athletes and coaches should factor in the “body clock” when measuring performance at different times of the day
Up until now, research-based evidence suggests that humans have a “sweet spot” for physical performance in the later afternoon, or even evening.
Can taking public transport lead to a healthier lifestyle?
This poster won The Best Poster award at ICPAPH (5th International Conference for Physical Activity and Public Health) held in Rio, Brazil in April, and Best Poster for the University of Cape Town Postgraduate Research Week (Health Science category)
Greater Performance Impairment of Black Runners than White Runners when Running in Hypoxia
Numerous studies have shown, for example, that Black athletes have a higher capacity to resist fatigue under unfavourable hot and humid environmental conditions.
Noakes gets top honour for sports science excellence
UCT Professor of Sports Science Tim Noakes has been awarded the prestigious South Africa Medal (Gold) by the Southern African Association for the Advancement of Science (S2A3) for his work in sports science.

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Monday, 27 January 2020
Weight Loss Maintenance Research

Losing weight is never easy, but with a goal in site it’s easier to motivate yourself to eat healthy and exercise. However once you’ve reached your goal weight every day thereafter it gets a little bit harder to stay on track, and weight-loss maintenance becomes the biggest obstacle.

Publication Date:
Fri, 17 May 2019 - 15:00
Chronotype distributions
Morning-type vs. Evening-type: Scheduled race start time may influence participation and performance in South African and Dutch marathons

Each person has a built-in biological clock that guides us in being active, perform specific tasks and sleep at specific times of day, known as our circadian clock. However, each individual’s circadian clock does not run synchronously with that of others. As a result, each individual prefers to be active, perform specific tasks and sleep at slightly different times, according to his or her circadian clock.

Publication Date:
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 - 14:15
Siddiqah George, Oroboros Network Manager
Siddiqah George – newly appointed OROBOROS O2K Network Manager in South Africa

We would like to congratulate one of our own, Ms. Siddiqah George who has recently been appointed the O2K Network Manager for OROBOROS instruments in South Africa.

Publication Date:
Tue, 26 May 2015 - 12:30
Department of Human Biology hosts the 7th Mitochondrial Physiology School

The 7th MiPschool of the Mitochondrial Physiology Society was hosted by UTC’s Department of Human Biology from 23-27 March 2015. The events kicked-off with an exciting public lecture at the Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM) division by Erich Gnaiger

Publication Date:
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 - 10:00