Save the date – Public lecture 2020: What makes the world’s best athletes tick?

In this presentation, Dr David Fletcher delves into the psychology of what it takes to win at the highest level of sport. He argues that although there is much to admire about and learn from the world’s best athletes, there are also some darker aspects to becoming and being a champion athlete. Dr David Fletcher […]

Public lecture: The effect of nitrate-rich beetroot juice supplementation on blood pressure and exercise capacity

The lecture will summarise the effects of short term dietary nitrate supplementation on cardiovascular health, particularly blood pressure, muscle function and exercise capacity/performance. The effects will be discussed in healthy adults as well as adults with cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and heart failure. Dr Stephen Bailey completed his PhD at the University of Exeter […]

Conference: Enhancing motivation and adherence in health contexts

Please note: This event is now closed for bookings. The event will take place on the Loughborough University campus on Wednesday 25th September. The conference is suitable for academics, practitioners working in a health environment or anyone with an interest in how to effectively motivate long-term health behaviour. Conference highlights include Dr Sally Fenton from […]

Loughborough experts invited to Westminster to present research on sport and physical activity for children in care

Dr Rachel Sandford and Dr Oliver Hooper, of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, have been invited to talk at the All-Party Parliamentary Group meeting for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, at the Houses of Parliament. The event will bring together experts, professionals, voluntary organisations and decision-makers in government to consider what […]

New website provides practical ideas to help ensure children are physically ready to start school

Previous research undertaken at Loughborough University revealed many four-year-olds are not physically ready to start school with 30% of 45 Foundation Stage children found to be ‘of concern’ and almost 90% demonstrating some degree of movement difficulty. Physical development involves developing control of muscles and physical coordination and it is the primary function in all other […]

Loughborough University research highlights influence of teammates on eating attitudes and behaviours of athletes

A recent systematic review of the research in this area, carried out by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences’ PhD student Charlotte Scott, Dr Carolyn Plateau, Lecturer in Psychology and Dr Emma Haycraft, Reader in Psychology, found two key mechanisms of influence: teammate pressure and teammate support. Evidence from studies included in the review suggested that […]

Can a ‘snacktivity’ approach to physical activity reduce people’s future risk of disease?

The Loughborough team will be working with colleagues at the Universities of Birmingham, Leicester, Edinburgh, and the Birmingham Community Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust on the £2.2 million project, which has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Current public health guidance states that over a week, adults should achieve at least 150-minutes of at […]

Spinal cord injury project needs your votes

Exercise is an important tool for improving wellbeing and enhancing independence, but many health professionals highlight a lack of clear guidance on how best to prescribe physical activity. More than 60,000 adults in the UK live with SCI, but outside elite disability sport, they are among the least active, putting many at risk of secondary […]

Can physical activity offset the health risks of sitting too long?

The study, led by the University of Sydney in collaboration with Loughborough University, found that by replacing sitting with physical activity – but not standing – reduced the risk of premature death among people who sit for over six hours a day. The study also discovered that people who were physically inactive and sat for […]

Bid to grow local rehabilitation and medical technology sector receives Strength in Places Funding

Announced today, the Growing Rehabilitation Industries Project (GRIP) was one of 24 to receive up to £50k in early-stage funding to develop full-stage bids. If its full-stage bid is successful, the GRIP would be awarded between £10m and £50m. The GRIP team want to create substantial economic growth in the Nottingham, Loughborough and Leicester areas […]

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