Danilo F. da Silva

University of Ottawa

Danilo F. da Silva has completed his Ph.D. in Physical Education (Applied Exercise Physiology) in the State University of Maringá, Brazil (Dec, 2016). He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education (State University of Maringá) and a Master’s degree in Physical Education (Applied Exercise Physiology) as well. His PhD project aimed to assess the effects of HRV-guided training compared to a standardized prescription on endurance performance and autonomic cardiac modulation in untrained women. He recently completed a postdoctoral fellow at University of Ottawa and his project aimed to assess the effects of the mHealth SmartMoms Canada program in helping women adhere to gestational weight gain (GWG) guidelines and improve pregnancy and labour complications. He also contributed in other projects related to pregnancy and exercise, heart rate variability, and behavioural changes throughout pregnancy. Dr. da Silva is currently an assistant professor at the Sports Studies department from Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Canada.

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Symposium 5: Tackling stigma and misconceptions associated with exercise during pregnancy

Point Sainte-Anne B

Thursday, November 3, 2022 @ 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

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