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Prof. Lawrence E. Armstrong

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Lawrence E. Armstrong, Ph.D., FACSM, is Professor Emeritus, University of Connecticut, USA who specializes in exercise metabolism, thermal physiology, exercise physiology, and physiological responses to stressful environments. He presently is affiliated with Hydration & Nutrition, LLC in Virginia, USA.

His research interests include thirst, hydration assessment, the effects of mild dehydration with water replacement on cognitive performance, water-salt balance during exercise in hot environments, human temperature regulation, and dietary interventions (i.e., low salt diets, glucose-electrolyte solutions) as they apply to laborers, athletes and military personnel. He serves as an Editorial Review Board Member for the International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, and presently serves as a peer reviewer for multiple research journals.

He has authored/coauthored over 230 peer-reviewed scientific articles and published the book ‘Performing in Extreme Environments (2000), edited the books ‘Exertional Heat Illnesses’ (2003) and ‘ACSM’s Research Methods’ (2016).  He formerly held the position of Research Physiologist, Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, Natick, MA. Dr. Armstrong is a past member of the U.S. National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, Committee on Military Nutrition Research; past member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine; and in 2015-2016 served as President of ACSM.