Regular exercise may be more beneficial for men than post-menopausal women

Led and supervised by Dr Emma O’Donnell from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, the project is supported by PhD student Jen Craig. The research conducted for the British Heart Foundation examined the effects of regular exercise training on the blood vessels of 12 men and post-menopausal women. Blood pressure and arterial stiffness were assessed before and one hour after a […]

Are healthcare workers the answer to improving mental health patients’ physical wellbeing in secure hospitals?

Researchers from Loughborough University have explored the way healthcare assistants perceive the benefits of exercise for their adult patients, as well as their attitudes to exercise promotion. The study was carried out in collaboration with St Andrew’s Healthcare, as part of a wider project which aims to increase physical activity through the most effective methods to […]

NCSEM-EM academic working with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club to help children with disabilities engage in sport

Many coaches are not trained in the specifics of coaching disabled children and this can act as a significant barrier to inclusion with coaches often lacking the skills, knowledge and confidence to work with disabled children, describing a ‘fear of the unknown’. Based on his research in disability sport, Dr Townsend has developed the InPlay […]

Workshop: Coaching in Disability Sport

Developed using research conducted by Dr Robert Townsend and Professor Chris Cushion, the InCoach workshop is a free clinic for coaches working at all levels of disability sport, from community through to disability performance pathways. In a field where many coaches are not trained in the specifics of coaching disabled athletes, this lack of professional training and knowledge can act as a […]

Event: Managing the health and wellbeing of cancer carers

The event is being organised by Loughborough University, Bishop Grosseteste University and the British Psychological Society and will aim to translate research knowledge into policy and practice. Event details 11 July 2018, 9.30am-3.30pm Room 1.33, National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine Loughborough University Loughborough, LE11 3TU Lunch and refreshments will be included. Free parking is […]

Participants needed for a study on the support for disordered eating in athletes

Research has shown that athletes are a high-risk group for disordered eating, therefore, we are interested in exploring some of the challenges that athletes may face in seeking support. This will help us to improve the nature of, and the ways in which support is offered to athletes with disordered eating and exercise in the […]

Research shows social support can help with maternal mental health

The students, supervised by Dr Gemma Witcomb, have used online questionnaires to survey new mums, with questions covering social media use, sources of support, patterns of and barriers to physical activity and measuring anxiety, depression, perceived parenting competence and social comparison. Social media use One study looking at social media use found that mums with […]

Public lecture: Depressed, anxious and active: How to engage people with mental health problems in community physical activity and sport

There is growing interest in the relationship between physical activity and mental health. This talk will provide an overview of the psycho-social benefits of exercise on mental health. The talk will then discuss, using evidence from Mind’s Get Set to Go programme, how community-based programmes can best engage people with mental health problems. Dr Florence […]

Leicester BRC looking for participants for Up for 5 study

Reducing the time spent sitting down and minimising the length of each sitting ‘bout’ has been shown to improve the way our bodies control blood sugar levels, which could reduce our risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The UP FOR 5 study aims to investigate whether replacing sitting time with regular movement throughout the day […]

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