Study reveals standing desks in schools could help tackle sedentary behaviour

Led by researchers at Loughborough University, in partnership with the Bradford Institute for Health Research (BIHR), the Stand Out in Class study introduced a bank of six specialist Ergotron sit-to-stand desks in Year 5 classrooms (ages 9-10) in Bradford – a city with high levels of deprivation and childhood morbidity. Findings of this study were compared to […]

NCSEM part of a study encouraging adolescent girls to embrace physical activity

They will be joined by researchers from the Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) – a collaboration between Loughborough University, University Hospitals of Leicester and the University of Leicester, based at the NCSEM-EM. Experts at the University of Leicester’s Diabetes Research Centre and researchers from Bangor University and the University of Stirling are […]

Volunteers wanted for study on wearable technology and sitting time

Criteria for volunteers are: Male or female between 30-69 Have an iPhone 4S or later model Interested in taking part in local research The study involves a total of four laboratory-based sessions spread over nine weeks. The first is expected to last 10-20 minutes and the further three approximately 30-45 minutes. These sessions will take […]

NCSEM teams up with Nike to get schools active

The guide, Designed to Move: Active Schools, is aimed specifically at school leaders and explains in simple steps how to make schools more active. Active children demonstrate better attention levels, behaviour, attendance rates and academic performance. The impact across the whole school can be dramatic with benefits to the wider school environment. An active school has three components: It inspires […]

Just Good Medicine conference – September 2015

The conference – ‘Just Good Medicine: The role of physical activity in the prevention and management of long term conditions’ – will explore the current and potential role of physical activity in the prevention and management of long term conditions. Who should attend? It is suitable for anyone who has a remit for commissioning, developing or delivering […]

NHS trialling the benefits of standing desks

Sitting for long periods has been shown to damage health, and is linked to a greater risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Three hospitals in Leicestershire will get the desks, which offer the choice of raising or lowering them as you work at a computer. Staff using the desks will also be given […]

Help reduce sedentary behaviour at work with new franchise opportunity

Working life is increasingly sedentary and the UK is facing a sitting epidemic in the workplace. This is a major health problem, as prolonged sitting is a risk factor for a wide range of chronic diseases. Walking Works Wonders is an evidence based intervention, involving innovative health education designed to increase physical activity and reduce […]

Biomedical Research Unit public lecture series

The lectures will focus on a separate topic each week, including talks about diabetes, obesity, and the role of lifestyle in liver disease. The lectures will be held at Loughborough University, starting at 6.45pm and finishing between 8.30 and 9pm. Upcoming lectures 16th June 2015 How safe is blood transfusion? Speaker: Professor Gavin Murphy – University […]

Loughborough University’s world class research recognised at annual conference

More than 200 University PhD students, academic and research staff, sponsors and guests attended the conference at the Sir Denis Rooke Building, Holywell Park, recently to exhibit and discuss their healthcare-related research. With more than 40 research posters on display, the event brought together staff and students from 14 schools and departments. David Williams, academic […]

National Centre accredited as International Olympic Committee research centre

The IOC has identified the protection of athletes’ health and the prevention of injuries and illness in sport as top priorities for its Medical Commission. As part of its role as an IOC Centre, the NCSEM will be tasked with researching, developing and implementing effective preventive and treatment strategies for sports-related injuries and illnesses. It […]

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