NCSEM seminar series: Performance Health

The event, Performance Health, will focus on some of the key health and medicine issues in sport today. A key stimulus for the programme has been the publication in April 2017 of Tanni Grey-Thompson’s Duty of Care in Sport review. The event seeks to highlight cutting edge research on some of the most topical issues in protecting […]

Cervical cancer research receives fundraising boost

John Boulger of Wigston organised a team of swimmers – including Leicester singer Jersey Budd – to raise £10,000 in an effort to get the research up and running. The study, which will be a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Drs Hilary McDermott and Fehmidah Munir at Loughborough University, intends to […]

Loughborough academic involved in largest ever study of its kind into physical activity’s benefits to mental wellbeing

Loughborough’s Dr Florence Kinnafick evaluated Mind’s Get Set to Go programme, which was launched [1] with support from Sport England and the National Lottery in July 2015 to help people with mental health problems benefit from being physically active. The programme has since supported 3,585 people with mental health problems get more active. Dr Kinnafick […]

NCSEM-EM hosts international meeting on disseminating scientific exercise guidelines for people with a spinal cord injury

The scientific guidelines have been developed over 18 months through a rigorous review process of the existing research in the area followed by academics, practitioners and people with SCI coming together at three international panel meetings to reach a consensus on the amount and type of exercise recommended for this population group. The scientific guidelines […]

Public lecture: When all else fails: the role of drugs and surgery in the war against obesity

Many individuals seeking to lose weight find dieting incredibly difficult and the establishment of long-term weight reduction practically impossible. This talk will examine the reasons why weight loss is so difficult and will explore the role of novel drug and surgical therapies within weight management. James King is a Lecturer in Exercise Physiology in the […]

Scientific exercise guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury launched at International Spinal Cord Society Annual Scientific Meeting

The guidelines, developed through a series of consensus panels, are now ready to be shared with local spinal cord injury communities to determine the most suitable format and methods of distributing the guidelines more widely. Loughborough University academics from the NCSEM-EM and the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC), along with a Canadian team led by Professor […]

Can you spend 5 minutes a day to help with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis research?

We are looking for healthy women aged 55-70 years who would like to help with our research. The study involves five minutes of exercise daily, in your home, for six months. You will be invited to visit the NCSEM-EM at Loughborough University for MRI scans of your joints and a DXA scan for information on […]

Unique study asks whether one extra hour’s sleep can help manage weight and reduce fatigue

In a first-of-its-kind, the experimental research will look at the link between sleep duration and appetite – and whether one extra hour could lead to better weight management.Dr Iuliana Hartescu, who is overseeing the project, titled Sleep extension for metabolic health (Sleep to Slim), said: “It is an experimental study, where we manipulate sleep duration by […]

Playing team sports at work could not only keep you healthy but improve your productivity as well

People who struggle to fit in physical activity around their busy lives should take advantage of sporting opportunities with work colleagues, according to research by Loughborough University. Playing team games such as football, netball, volleyball and rugby will naturally improve fitness, health and wellbeing. However, in a study of workplace sport in UK businesses, What Benefits […]

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