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
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2017


  • Exercise capacity
  • Muscle glycogen
  • Muscle plasticity
  • Thermoregulation
  • Work physiology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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