NIHR Biomedical Research Centre and Clinical Research Facility officially opened in Leicestershire

An £11.6 million investment enables the newly formed NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University – to push the boundaries of knowledge in illnesses linked to respiratory conditions, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the consequence of inactivity and benefits […]

NCSEM-EM working with St Andrew’s Healthcare to look at physical activity in secure settings

Much research has been carried out into the link between exercise and mental health, particularly those with mild to moderate mental health concerns, however there is limited literature available looking at severe mental illnesses and secure settings. Physical activity can help to reduce the negative symptoms of mental health conditions and susceptibility to a wide […]

Parents in Sport Week

The aim of the week, an initiative established by the Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) in 2016, is to encourage sports organisations and clubs to recognise and promote the positive and important role parents play in helping children reach their full potential. Organisations are invited to work with parents to reflect on the demands […]

NCSEM-EM launches older adults resource with Public Health England

The resource has been designed to provide information about the benefits of physical activity for older adults and in particular those who are beginning to experience a decline in their physical function, referred to as those who are ‘in transition’. Older adults ‘in transition’ are those mainly over the age of 65 whose function is […]

Study shows slow walking pace is good predictor of heart-related deaths

A team of researchers at the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University and part of the NCSEM-EM – has concluded that middle-aged people who report that they are slow walkers could be at higher risk of heart disease compared to the general population. The data […]

5Cs framework launch event – Monday 27 November

The 5Cs framework focuses on the qualities and behaviours associated with commitment, communication, concentration, control and confidence and has been successfully employed with coaches and parents in youth academy football over several years. Attendees at the event will hear from Professor Chris Harwood about the 5Cs framework, its development and practical applications, as well as extensions […]

Public lecture: The weight of responsibility: Schools and the future of our children’s health

The lecture will provide a commentary on the present and future health of our children, with a specific focus on the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour. The contribution and responsibility of schools in improving the health of our children will be debated. Dr Lauren Sherar graduated from Nottingham Trent University combined honours programme in […]

Participants wanted for study looking at exercise behaviours

The reasons people have for doing exercise are well-known to influence the extent to which they do exercise in the long-term. However, it is relatively unknown whether such reasons may also impact people’s emotional experiences surrounding exercise, particularly when they fail to do planned exercise. Emotional experiences have innate value to a person and may […]

NCSEM: Delivering an Olympic Legacy

The webinar, NCSEM: Delivering an Olympic Legacy, will cover the background of the NCSEM, an overview of the models of delivery at each regional hub, examples of research projects and patient case studies, and future plans and opportunities. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 15 November at 3pm. Find out more and register.

Volunteers wanted for wearable technology study

A large proportion of recruits suffer from musculoskeletal injury during current military phase one training. To prevent this, proper use of wearable technology could help advise the cause of injury. However its reliability and validity must be proven before it can be implemented into the military environment. Who are we looking for? Males and females […]

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