Sports Injuries and Sports Orthopaedics Conference

You will hear experts and key opinion leaders deliver updates on innovation, progress and current practice in their subspecialty. This two-day intensive course will earn you 12 CPD credits (applied for) and is perfect for consultants and trainees in orthopaedics, sport and exercise medicine and all related specialties including physiotherapists and osteopaths. It will also […]

Scheme to improve health of truck drivers shortlisted for NHS innovation award

Lorry drivers who take part in the SHIFT programme, which stands for Structured Health Intervention For Truckers, attend a six-hour, interactive education session about healthy eating and physical activity, and are provided with physical activity monitors to track their movement and engage in ‘step count challenges’ with other drivers. They are also given exercise equipment […]

Leicester Business Festival event being held at the NCSEM-EM this October

The event will enable you to find out how your sport or physical activity business could access and benefit from opportunities available through the universities on your doorstep. You will find out how you can bring new specialisms to your team through internships, placements and knowledge transfer partnerships and be inspired by the extent of […]

Summer holidays – a great time to encourage healthy eating

Loughborough University academics Dr Emma Haycraft and Dr Gemma Witcomb have developed the Child Feeding Guide which offers help and support to parents whose children may be fussy eaters or not be eating a wide variety of food. While you may think that holidays offer the opportunity for lots of sweet treats they can present […]

Exercise shown to improve symptoms of patients with chronic kidney disease

The study was carried out by Leicester’s Hospitals and University of Leicester Kidney Lifestyle Team, led by Professor Alice Smith. The researchers randomly divided 36 non-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease into two groups. The first group completed aerobic exercises, such as walking and cycling. The second group was given strength training exercises, such as […]

Volunteers wanted for study on the roles of age and physical activity in muscle growth after eating

Muscle plays an essential role in metabolic control and healthy ageing. Muscle mass and function can be influenced by both physical activity and nutrition. Ageing reduces the effectiveness of nutrition to stimulate muscle growth, which leads to loss in muscle mass and function and eventual frailty. We are interested in whether physical activity/exercise training can […]

NCSEM-EM and St Andrew’s Healthcare become research partners

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare for people with challenging mental health needs. It currently hosts approximately 850 patients across four main sites in Northampton, Birmingham, Nottingham and Essex and employs around 4,500 staff. Dr Florence Kinnafick and Dr Anthony Papathomas from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences […]

Screen-time linked with unhealthy eating habits in children

The research, led by Dr Emma Haycraft, of Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the NCSEM-EM, also suggests that parents’ own tech and eating habits are influential to their youngsters’ behaviours. The study, titled Clustering and correlates of screen-time and eating behaviours among young children, was funded by the British Heart Foundation and conducted by Dr Natalie Pearson. […]

Dementia home created to showcase how people with the condition can live independently for longer

The house, at the BRE Innovation Park in Watford, features a vast collection of intuitive ideas, all based on proven academic research, from simple open-plan living spaces to more hi-tech innovations such as ‘talking cushions’, which promote activity after long periods of rest, sensory ‘smart chairs’, self-regulating climate control and safety sensors in high risk […]

Public lecture: Sleep and metabolic health

The lecture will commence with an overview of sleep and its relationship with health, followed by a more detailed examination of the role of sleep duration in metabolic health, particularly drawing on experimental investigations conducted by Dr Hartescu. Iuliana gained her undergraduate degree in Psychology (2010) at Loughborough University, followed by a PhD in Behavioural […]

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