Scientific exercise guidelines for adults with spinal cord injury launched at International Spinal Cord Society Annual Scientific Meeting

The guidelines, developed through a series of consensus panels, are now ready to be shared with local spinal cord injury communities to determine the most suitable format and methods of distributing the guidelines more widely. Loughborough University academics from the NCSEM-EM and the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport (PHC), along with a Canadian team led by Professor […]

Can you spend 5 minutes a day to help with osteoporosis and osteoarthritis research?

We are looking for healthy women aged 55-70 years who would like to help with our research. The study involves five minutes of exercise daily, in your home, for six months. You will be invited to visit the NCSEM-EM at Loughborough University for MRI scans of your joints and a DXA scan for information on […]

Unique study asks whether one extra hour’s sleep can help manage weight and reduce fatigue

In a first-of-its-kind, the experimental research will look at the link between sleep duration and appetite – and whether one extra hour could lead to better weight management.Dr Iuliana Hartescu, who is overseeing the project, titled Sleep extension for metabolic health (Sleep to Slim), said: “It is an experimental study, where we manipulate sleep duration by […]

Playing team sports at work could not only keep you healthy but improve your productivity as well

People who struggle to fit in physical activity around their busy lives should take advantage of sporting opportunities with work colleagues, according to research by Loughborough University. Playing team games such as football, netball, volleyball and rugby will naturally improve fitness, health and wellbeing. However, in a study of workplace sport in UK businesses, What Benefits […]

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 […]

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