Practical ideas for helping children and babies with their physical development at home

A Loughborough University academic, Dr Janine Coates, has shared practical tips to help parents and guardians deliver physical development opportunities to children at home following the closure of nurseries and other childcare facilities. Dr Coates says, as well as keeping children’s mind active during this difficult time, it is important that parents remember to keep […]

Conference postponed: From Science to Services

Rather than reschedule this year, we have decided to host the event on 29th April 2021.  The second joint conference between the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine and the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine will be taking place at the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University. The conference From Science to […]

Loughborough academic publishes new sporting book

Dr Jamie Barker, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences has co-authored a new book titled ‘The Psychology of Soccer’. The literature seeks to present a detailed understanding of the theories underpinning the psychological issues relating to soccer along with practical insights into effective psychological […]

Heat research from Loughborough featured in global triathlon guide

The document, titled ‘Beat the Heat’, has been written in cooperation with the International Triathlon Union, and the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE), to help triathletes, coaches and support teams by providing recommendations to optimise performance and minimise the occurrence of heat illness. Loughborough’s research stemmed from research assistant Ben […]

Public lecture: Can exercise help fight cancer?

Dr Fehmidah Munir will present at an NCSEM public lecture on exercise and cancer this March. Dr Munir is a Reader in Health Psychology and a registered Health Psychologist working at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Loughborough University. She has 15 years of experience working with those affected by cancer, their health […]

Public lecture: Type 2 diabetes reversal: fact or fiction?

Dr Baldry is a clinical academic and researcher working at the Leicester Diabetes Research Centre. As a registered Dietitian she has ten years of experience working in diverse ethnic communities, with all life stages and wide-ranging nutrition and dietetic needs. Dr Baldry is a specialist in weight and obesity management, focussed on metabolic, obesity-related chronic […]

Public lecture: Is health an asset? Does it enhance family, social and economic life?

Funded by the Health Foundation, this research focuses on the role of health as an asset. This has been identified as important to health policy and lies at the centre of a strategy of seeking integrated care systems within the NHS Long-Term Plan, drawing on the World Health Organisation, which also now stresses the role […]

Save the date – Public lecture 2020: What makes the world’s best athletes tick?

In this presentation, Dr David Fletcher delves into the psychology of what it takes to win at the highest level of sport. He argues that although there is much to admire about and learn from the world’s best athletes, there are also some darker aspects to becoming and being a champion athlete. Dr David Fletcher […]

Public lecture: The effect of nitrate-rich beetroot juice supplementation on blood pressure and exercise capacity

The lecture will summarise the effects of short term dietary nitrate supplementation on cardiovascular health, particularly blood pressure, muscle function and exercise capacity/performance. The effects will be discussed in healthy adults as well as adults with cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and heart failure. Dr Stephen Bailey completed his PhD at the University of Exeter […]

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