Swimming makes you hungrier and likely to eat more at the next meal

Professor David Stensel, Dr James King and Dr Alice Thackray from Loughborough University and Professor David Broom from Coventry University have been researching exercise and its effects on appetite for many years, one particular question that they are often asked is “Why does swimming make you hungry?” To date, this anecdotal question has not been tested […]

Does age-related hearing loss have an impact on cognitive testing?

Loughborough University academic, Dr Christian Füllgrabe, has recently published a paper considering whether a decline in hearing may negatively impact cognitive-test performance and thus result in an overestimation of cognitive decline. In Dr Füllgrabe’s study young normal-hearing university students were asked to perform three memory tasks using speech stimuli that were either unprocessed or processed […]

Destined for greatness? How important are our genes?

Some claim that it is possible to identify talent using a simple DNA test. Researchers at Loughborough University are aiming to separate the fact from fiction and see if there is a place for genetic testing in the world of sports. The researchers are looking for participants to take part in a short survey to […]

Family health behaviours during lockdown

Perhaps you’re eating more regularly as a family and exercising as a family too. These might be enjoyable experiences or stressful ones. Perhaps you consider your family “healthier” during lockdown or perhaps the opposite. We’re interested in all of these possible scenarios and no experience is deemed irrelevant. Participants will be invited to attend an […]

Sporting publication calls for academic input

European Sport Management Quarterly, is inviting academics to contribute to its upcoming COVID-19 special edition. Professor Paul Downward of Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences who edits the journal, has commissioned a special issue which is guested edited by Loughborough University London’s Institute for Sport Business’ colleagues Professor James Skinner and Professor Aaron C.T Smith. The edition will look at the […]

Research project to inspire sports coaches from disadvantaged communities

The project – which is currently being conducted remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak – will see Loughborough academics facilitating learning around how individuals can be supported to take up active and paid coaching roles in communities with high rates of socio-economic disadvantage.Sporting Communities is an ethical, not for profit community interest company and the pilot, […]

How may coronavirus restrictions affect osteoarthritis risk in over 60s?

Being physically active has many benefits including improving physical function and reducing joint pain. However, we don’t know how changes in activity, as we are currently experiencing due to the coronavirus restrictions, may be related to risk of osteoarthritis developing or worsening. For this study the researchers are looking for anyone over the age of […]

Global survey launched to measure changes in behaviour in response to COVID-19

The 20-minute questionnaire is being made available in 20 countries and in 40 languages and is part of a larger study survey – I-CARE (International Covid-19 Awareness and Responses Evaluation) – which looks at the effectiveness of international state measures to tackle COVID-19, across six continents.It will also look at how varying country responses to the pandemic affect virus cases […]

Active mile briefings launched

In collaboration with Public Health England and funded by Research England, the briefings were prepared by Dr Anna Chalkley, and supported by Dr Jo Harris and Professor Lorraine Cale as well as Dr Lauren Sherar who was also involved on the steering group contributing to the development of these resources. Active mile initiatives are initiatives […]

Loughborough University supporting the country during COVID-19 pandemic

Professor Mark Lewis, Dean of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, specialises in musculoskeletal biology and has been working closely with the Government to identify resources, equipment and skilled personnel to support the implementation of COVID-19 testing centres across the UK. This initiative is also being supported by a wider team of colleagues […]

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