New book provides guidance for teachers and educators on promoting active lifestyles in schools

Getting children to be active has become increasingly more difficult in recent years, with the government recommending “active lessons” as a way for schools to boost physical activity levels. This is also at a time when the educational benefits of activity (such as improved attention and motivation) are better understood. This research-informed and evidence-based book […]

Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport and English Institute of Sport renew collaboration

The ongoing collaboration recognises the interest of both institutes in the development and translation of Paralympic performance knowledge through applied research projects and professional development activity. The occasion was marked with the visit of Dr Cheri Blauwet, Assistant Professor in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, as well as a seven-time Paralympic medallist and […]

Healthy adults aged 50 to 60 sought for study

Researchers are seeking men and postmenopausal women who are non-smokers, with no known cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or other chronic diseases, who take no medications. The study will look at how a short session of walking affects blood vessels, or whether nutrient intake can be of benefit to your cardiovascular health. Participants will […]

How does changing your running style affect muscles and tendons?

Participants should:  Be male, 18-50 years old, injury free for the last six months Usually run with your rear foot or heel striking the ground first Run for a minimum of 2.5 hours or 20 miles per week Testing includes: 3D motion analysis of your running technique Calf muscle strength testing Ultrasound imaging of your […]

Public lecture: Metabolic disease in a dish: what can we learn from research in cells?

Many factors contribute to the development of metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes. Understanding how these factors effect specific organs in the body can be very complex and therefore research using cells allows scientists to gain further understanding into their function. This talk will provide an insight into how research in skeletal muscle cells […]

Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis announces five more years of research funding

First established in 2013, the Centre is led by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and continues as a consortium of six universities: Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton, Bath, Loughborough and Leeds. The Centre consists of an established group of world-leading researchers in sport and exercise medicine, orthopaedics, rheumatology, skeletal muscle biology, physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy, epidemiology and […]

Loughborough University academics contribute to landmark handbook on physical activity policy and practice

The Routledge Handbook is the first book to critically examine the topic from a multi-disciplinary, social-scientific perspective and define and explore themes that are shaping the global physical activity debate. Its 41 chapters examine the use of different forms of evidence in policymaking, the role of organisations in advocating physical activity and the practical realities […]

NCSEM launches Healthy Habits new year campaign

The campaign will cover top tips and advice around exercise, lifestyle and nutrition and how to get into better habits at home, work or school, and with family and friends. Throughout the month we will be sharing animations, videos and articles via the NCSEM website and Twitter. Areas covered will include how to be less […]

New Loughborough University research to help truck drivers get their health back on the road in the Midlands

Long distance lorry drivers are exposed to a multitude of health risks associated with their job, including long and variable working hours and long periods of sitting. Tight schedules and being on the road can contribute to psychological stress and sleep deprivation. Their working environment provides limited opportunities for a healthy lifestyle. As a consequence, […]

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