Workshop – The Paralympic Athlete: An Applied Perspective

10am-4pm Thursday 28 April 2016 National Centre for Sport Exercise and Medicine – East Midlands, Loughborough University Overview Applied scientific support programmes for Paralympic athletes are often based on theory for non-disabled athletes, yet due to the nature and extent of the many physical impairments, this training knowledge may not be directly transferable. This workshop […]

New book offers a “Very Alternative” way of dealing with sudden paralysis

The Very Alternative Guide To Spinal Cord Injury’s 96 pages are packed with off-the-wall illustrations, photography and first-hand stories from people that have been through the life-changing experience. Dr Anthony Papathomas, lecturer in sport and exercise psychology in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and member of the NCSEM-EM, carried out the research within […]

Celebrating 10 years of the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport

The PHC team is hosting a special event in London this evening. The attendees will hear from organisations and individuals who have worked with the centre over the past decade and there will be a celebratory dinner and drinks. Special thanks will be given to the the Peter Harrison Foundation, who will also be attendence, for […]

Study explores the effect of sit-to-stand workstations on sedentary behaviour outside of office hours

This so-called ‘compensation effect’ is one of the main findings to come out of a study into the benefits of using sit-to-stand workstations in the office to combat sedentary behaviour. Led by researchers at Loughborough University with support from the Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit (BRU), the study introduced specialist Ergotron sit-to-stand […]

New study aims to improve the health of NHS office workers

New height-adjustable desks or desk attachments are being made available to selected staff at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital and Glenfield Hospital. The SMArT Work (Stand More AT Work) project will investigate if the desks, along with additional behaviour change strategies, reduce sitting time for the participants over a 12 month period. High […]

Public lecture: The Obesity Epidemic: do your genes fit?

The Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity BRU’s final public lecture for 2015 is presented by two PhD students from Loughborough University, Jessica Douglas and James Dorling, and they ask the question: The obesity epidemic: do your genes fit? Date: Tuesday 10 November Time: 6:45pm (refreshments are offered on arrival from 6.30pm) with an anticipated finish time […]

Tell us about your evaluation

The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health is conducting a survey, in collaboration with the NCSEM-EM, to collect information on the planning and evaluation of physical activity programmes. We are looking for the views of practitioners, policy makers, commissioners and researchers to help understand any training and support needs they may […]

Physical Activity and Osteoarthritis Conference

The conference will offer opportunities for researchers in the field of physical activity and osteoarthritis research to meet, present and discuss their work, with key themes including: • Physical activity promotion • Physical activity and musculoskeletal health • Exercise and osteoarthritis • Injury consequence • Reducing risk of injury • Rehabilitation The conference aims to […]

Hopping could reduce fracture risk for older people

The Hip Hop study, which measured the effect of daily hopping exercises in 34 men over 65, has shown bone density in the hopping leg improved after just one year. Increases of up to 7% were identified in the bone mass of some parts of the outer shell (cortex) and in the density of the […]

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 […]

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