Task Promoting stress tolerance, adaptability and behavioral health via enhancing exercise protocols for LDEM
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:36 AM (Central)
Short Title: Stress Tolerance and Exercise
Responsible HRP Element: Human Factors and Behavioral Performance
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Funding Status: Planned-Funded - Task expected to be within budget
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Given NASA's plans related to exercise for exploration mission, this study aims to address the following:

1) Primary research questions:
  • Will planned exercise regimens and proposed types of exercise and equipment be sufficient to maintain behavioral health of individuals during LDEMs?
  • Given the limited exercise options for future spacecraft vehicles, what behavioral regimens, strategies, techniques (e.g. mindfulness training) are needed to augment exercise protocols to maintain the astronaut’s motivation to exercise, promote behavioral adaptability and stress tolerance, and ensure continued self-care for crews during LDEMs?
2) Secondary research questions:
  • Given the restricted volume of future LDEM vehicles, what enhancements to the environment can support continued engagement and satisfaction for individual crewmembers who must comply with a limited exercise option?
  • As a result of study findings, should existing protocols such as those that address secondary gaps noted above, be modified? If so, how?