Raceforlife_news

New study offering training and support for Race for Life participants

The ‘STRIDE: Active Fundraising’ study aims to explore ways to help women prepare to jog or run a Race for Life 5K event. It will also examine whether taking part in Race for Life can have positive effects on lifestyle and wellbeing in the months following the event. Participants will be given the opportunity to […]

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NCSEM-EM study looks at what influences people to walk to work

Between 9% and 10% of adults in England walk for their daily commute and increasing this proportion is one approach which has the potential to contribute to higher levels of physical activity. Individuals who were more likely to be commuter walkers were aged under 30, did not have a car, did not have free parking […]

folicacid_study_news

How can exercise and folic acid influence the health of blood vessels?

We want to investigate the effects of exercise and folic acid (a nutrient found naturally in many fruits and vegetables) supplementation on the structure and function of blood vessels. This experiment will investigate blood vessel function at rest and after a single bout of exercise, both before and after four weeks of supplementation with folic […]

Militarylecture_news

Public lecture: Health behaviours and musculoskeletal injury – a veteran’s view

Event details 10 May 2017 Lecture starts at 6.25pm Room U0.05 Brockington Building, Loughborough University A commentary on health behaviours and musculoskeletal injury in the military, what is known, what can be done and implications for uniformed, government sectors and populational resilience. About Dr Paul Sanderson Paul spent over 30 years in the British Army, […]

sleep_study_news

Loughborough University looking for sleep study participants

Volunteers must be males aged between 25 and 50, who typically sleep for six hours or less per night, and are willing to take part in a study of sleep and body weight. Participants will be paid and will receive a detailed profile of their sleep patterns and blood sugar levels. Those interested can email sleepstudy@lboro.ac.uk […]

BEFIT_news

NCSEM-EM partners with Academic Department of Military Rehabilitation for research study

The Biomechanical Associations and Efficacy of Injectable Therapies in Tendinopathy (BEFIT) study is funded with a grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and brings together university academics and Ministry of Defence (MOD) collaborators to investigate risk factors and treatment of tendon pain in the regular armed forces. The main focus of […]

Seminar_news

NCSEM Seminar Series: Physical activity and the treatment of chronic disease

Over 15 million people in the UK suffer from one or more long-term condition with an estimated cost to the nation in excess of £6 billion. Evidence shows that exercise is effective in the treatment and management of chronic disease. Current research is exploring both tailoring interventions for specific conditions and patient groups and also […]

Bradford_study_news

Funding boost sees more sit-to-stand desks installed in schools

A recent study found primary school children in Bradford sit for approximately 10 hours per day, and spend 70% of their time in class sitting down. Evidence shows children who sit for long periods are likely to become adults who sit for long periods, with prolonged sitting increasing the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes […]

BRU_event

EVENT: Processing objective physical activity and sedentary behaviour data

The event will focus on processing data from the activPAL device and processing raw acceleration data from devices such as ActiGraph and GENEActiv using GGIR. It will mainly be a ‘hands on’ session of data processing on the computer, with additional presentations and group discussions. The event is aimed at those who are familiar with […]

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