Reducing heart disease risk among kidney transplant patients

A kidney transplant can transform the life of someone with kidney failure, but these patients run a higher risk of heart disease which can damage their new kidney and stop them living life to the full. Now a team at Loughborough University, University of Leicester and Leicester’s Hospitals – funded with a £147,800 grant from […]

NCSEM at Elevate conference

Elevate is the UK’s first cross-sector event bringing together the physical activity sector, academia, healthcare, government and performance experts to focus on tackling physical inactivity. The NCSEM is supporting the ‘Physical Activity for Health and Wellbeing’ seminar series. Across this and the other two seminar series there will be 13 talks from NCSEM members about […]

Loughborough researchers to evaluate the best way to get school children more active

Kids Run Free has launched its Kids Marathon programme, a primary school based initiative which challenges children to complete a marathon over a whole school year. A research group led by Dr Lauren Sherar, from the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and part of the NCSEM-EM, are examining the factors that influence the successful uptake and use of […]

Dementia Awareness Day – Saturday 21 May

The event will take place on Saturday 21 May, 10am-2pm at the NCSEM-EM building at Loughborough University. There will be talks taking place at specific times as well as activities throughout the event on a drop in basis. See the full programme and register your attendance or drop in on the day.

Loughborough University and Defence Medical Services become research partners

The DMS brings together uniformed and civilian medical and dental personnel from all three military services. Its primary role is to promote, protect and restore the health of service personnel. The organisation has a staff of around 9,100 and provides healthcare to 159,630 UK service men and women. To mark the start of the new […]

Sport, Health and Medicine: An interdisciplinary agenda

The series will facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation and mutual understanding across the bio and social sciences and feature a broad spectrum of speakers from the area of sport, health and medicine. Sport, Health and Medicine: An interdisciplinary agenda aims to identify how the bio and social sciences can collaborate to facilitate the effective translation of knowledge into […]

Bus drivers’ health at risk due to sedentary behaviour, Loughborough research reveals

Led by researchers at Loughborough University as part of the Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit (BRU), the pilot study into bus drivers’ sedentary behaviour (prolonged sitting) during and outside working hours is the first of its kind to directly measure periods of inactivity in a sample of drivers using an activPAL3™ […]

Professional Development Workshop for teachers of Physical Education

A number of contemporary, innovative and essential topics will be covered during the research-informed, practical workshops and it will provide an excellent opportunity to network with peers. We are aiming to build this into an annual residential camp at Loughborough University and hope you will join us to help shape this exciting vision for continued professional development […]

BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health launches early years manifesto

Being physically active at a young age is proven to support brain development, enhance bone health and muscular development as well as have non-physical benefits to social and cognitive skills development and emotional wellbeing. In order to ensure that every child has the opportunity for the best start in life the British Heart Foundation National […]

Diet, lifestyle and physical activity BRU – public lectures 2016

Topics covered include ‘Sitting at work? Do working lifestyles impact your health’, ‘Fit, fat and healthy: is weight loss the wrong goal?’ and ‘Sport and exercise with a kidney transplant: celebrating the gift of life’. View the full calendar of lectures The lectures take place at Loughborough University, with free refreshments available from 6pm and the […]

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