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Stacy D. Hunter

S. Hunter

 


Stacy D. Hunter

Exercise & Sports Science

Contact Info: s_h393@txstate.edu or 512-245-8046


Stacy D. Hunter received her Ph.D. in clinical exercise physiology from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied the effects of yoga on vascular function in the Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory. Dr. Hunter has now published several pioneering studies on the impact of yoga on vascular endothelial function, arterial stiffness, and glucose tolerance and presented her findings at teacher trainings, yoga studios and symposia in the U.S. and abroad. She is an assistant professor and director of the Cardiovascular Physiology Lab in the Department of Health and Human Performance where she continues her investigation into the acute and chronic effects of yoga on vascular health and other coronary heart disease risk factors in healthy and clinical subpopulations.


Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

 

PiƱa A, Shadiow J, Fadeyi AT, Chavez A, Hunter SD. The acute effects of vinyasa flow yoga on vascular function, lipid and glucose concentrations, and mood. Complement Ther Med. In Press. 

 

Forseth B, Hunter SD. Range of yoga intensities from savasana to sweating. J Phys Act Health. 2020; 17(2):242-249. doi: https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2019-0372

 

Shadiow J, Tarumi T, Dhindsa M, Hunter SD. A comparison of blood viscosity and hematocrit levels between yoga practitioners and sedentary adults. Int J Exerc Sci. 2019;12(20):425-432.

 

Hunter SD, Laosiripisan J, Elmenshawy A. Effects of heated and thermoneutral yoga interventions on arterial stiffness in middle-aged adults. Complement Ther Med. 2018;40:113-115.

 

Hunter SD, Laosiripisan J, Elmenshawy A, Tanaka H. Effects of yoga interventions practiced in heated and thermoneutral conditions on endothelium-dependent vasodilation: The Bikram yoga heart study. Exp Physiol. 2018;103(3):391-396.

 

Hunter SD, Dhindsa M, Cunningham E, Tarumi T, Alkatan M, Nualnim N, Tanaka H. Impact of Hot Yoga on Arterial Stiffness and Quality of Life in Normal and Overweight/Obese Adults. J Phys Act Health. 2016;13(12):1360-1363.  

 

Hunter SD, Tarumi T, Dhindsa M, Nualnim N, Tanaka H. Hatha yoga and vascular function: results from cross-sectional and interventional studies. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2013;17(3):322-327.

 

Hunter SD, Dhindsa M, Cunningham E, Tarumi T, Alkatan M, Nualnim N, Tanaka H. Improvements in glucose tolerance with Bikram yoga in older, obese adults: a pilot study. J Bodyw Mov Ther. 2013;17(4):404-407.

 

Miles SC, Chou CC, Lin HF, Nualnim N, Dhindsa M, Hunter SD, Tanaka H. Arterial blood pressure and cardiovascular responses to yoga practice. Altern Ther Health Med. 2013;19(1):38-45. 


Blogs:

 

Hunter SD. Immediate benefit vinyasa yoga after a single session. Yoga and All Things Fitness Blog.

https://www.yogaandallthingsfitness.com/post/immediate-benefit-of-vinyasa-yoga-after-a-single-class. Published October 16, 2020. Accessed October

19, 2020.

 

Hunter SD. Energy compensation, health, and weight loss. Yoga and All Things Fitness Blog.

https://www.yogaandallthingsfitness.com/post/energy-compensation-health-and-weight-loss. Published September 14, 2020. Accessed October 19,

2020.

 

Hunter SD. Does yoga burn calories? Yoga and All Things Fitness Blog. https://www.yogaandallthingsfitness.com/post/does-yoga-burn-calories. Published

July 28, 2020. Accessed August 10, 2020.

 

Hunter SD. Getting black women engaged in yoga. Yoga and All Things Fitness Blog.

https://www.yogaandallthingsfitness.com/post/getting-black-women-engaged-in-yoga. Published July 9, 2020. Accessed July 14, 2020.