Student’s story educates healthcare assistants on the benefits of exercise for those living with severe mental illness

Nessa Millet says it is “very rewarding” to know John’s Story – the narrative she penned as part of her master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology – is being valued and shared by the charity, which provides specialist mental healthcare for patients with some of the most challenging mental health needs in the UK. John’s Story is written from the […]

Can’t exercise? A hot bath may help improve inflammation and metabolism, study suggests

‘The acute and chronic effects of hot water immersion on inflammation and metabolism in sedentary, overweight adults’ was led by PhD student Sven Hoekstra, under the guidance of Dr Christof Leicht and Dr Lettie Bishop, of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences (SSEHS). The findings of the study – which also features research […]

Hungry for Change group receives regional funding boost

The Hungry for Change PPI group came about in response to the difficulties many families face to feeding their children during school holidays. The Department of Education reported in 2018 that 13.6% of families rely on the support of free school meals during term time, but during the school holidays there is no such provision, […]

Study proves reducing sitting time boosts office staff’s work engagement and wellbeing

It is widely known that sitting down for long periods of time, even for those who do some exercise regularly, can lead to poor health. Teams from the University of Leicester and Loughborough University wanted to investigate simple solutions to reducing sitting time in the office. The research, funded by the National Institute for Health […]

Public lecture: Are we spending too much time sitting, and is this a real cause for concern?

The talk will provide an overview of the evidence describing how much time children and adults typically spend sitting and being physically active. The latest evidence linking prolonged sitting to poor health outcomes will be described followed by an overview of how we can incorporate more movement into our daily routines. Dr Clemes is a […]

Sports Injuries and Sports Orthopaedics Conference

You will hear experts and key opinion leaders deliver updates on innovation, progress and current practice in their subspecialty. This two-day intensive course will earn you 12 CPD credits (applied for) and is perfect for consultants and trainees in orthopaedics, sport and exercise medicine and all related specialties including physiotherapists and osteopaths. It will also […]

Scheme to improve health of truck drivers shortlisted for NHS innovation award

Lorry drivers who take part in the SHIFT programme, which stands for Structured Health Intervention For Truckers, attend a six-hour, interactive education session about healthy eating and physical activity, and are provided with physical activity monitors to track their movement and engage in ‘step count challenges’ with other drivers. They are also given exercise equipment […]

Leicester Business Festival event being held at the NCSEM-EM this October

The event will enable you to find out how your sport or physical activity business could access and benefit from opportunities available through the universities on your doorstep. You will find out how you can bring new specialisms to your team through internships, placements and knowledge transfer partnerships and be inspired by the extent of […]

Summer holidays – a great time to encourage healthy eating

Loughborough University academics Dr Emma Haycraft and Dr Gemma Witcomb have developed the Child Feeding Guide which offers help and support to parents whose children may be fussy eaters or not be eating a wide variety of food. While you may think that holidays offer the opportunity for lots of sweet treats they can present […]

Exercise shown to improve symptoms of patients with chronic kidney disease

The study was carried out by Leicester’s Hospitals and University of Leicester Kidney Lifestyle Team, led by Professor Alice Smith. The researchers randomly divided 36 non-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease into two groups. The first group completed aerobic exercises, such as walking and cycling. The second group was given strength training exercises, such as […]

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