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 […]

Milestone event at Defence National Rehabilitation Centre

The event marked the hand-over of the DNRC from The Duke of Westminster to the Prime Minister, in the presence of His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, who was Patron of the DNRC appeal. The DNRC will provide world class rehabilitative facilities for the nation’s service men and women, with the potential for a complementary civilian […]

Regular exercise may be more beneficial for men than post-menopausal women

Led and supervised by Dr Emma O’Donnell from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, the project is supported by PhD student Jen Craig. The research conducted for the British Heart Foundation examined the effects of regular exercise training on the blood vessels of 12 men and post-menopausal women. Blood pressure and arterial stiffness were assessed before and one hour after a […]

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