New website provides practical ideas to help ensure children are physically ready to start school

Previous research undertaken at Loughborough University revealed many four-year-olds are not physically ready to start school with 30% of 45 Foundation Stage children found to be ‘of concern’ and almost 90% demonstrating some degree of movement difficulty. Physical development involves developing control of muscles and physical coordination and it is the primary function in all other […]

New diet and activity research collaboration tackles obesity and chronic disease challenge

The UK is recognised internationally for the strength of its research in diet, nutrition, and physical activity. For the first time these experts from across the country, including researchers from Leicester’s Hospitals, University of Leicester and Loughborough University, have formally united to launch the NIHR Diet and Activity Research Translation (DART) Collaboration. Professor Melanie Davies, […]

Public lecture: Optimising sports performance

In the presentation Dr King will discuss optimum sports performance using examples from a range of sports, including bowling at over 90 miles per hour in cricket and performing a triple layout somersault in gymnastics. Dr King is a Reader in Sports Biomechanics at Loughborough University. He has been at Loughborough since 1990, graduating in […]

Public lecture: Managing your type 2 diabetes

The lecture, Managing your type 2 diabetes, will take place at the NCSEM-EM at Loughborough University on 5 March 2019. Jacqui Troughton has a clinical background as a state registered Dietitian (1986). She has had career experience in clinical, academic and research settings. She has enjoyed worked in the speciality of diabetes for 25 years. […]

NCSEM-EM public lecture series 2019

The first four lectures are outlined below and details of further events in 2019 will be added throughout the year. 24 January, 6pm Hormone Replacement Therapy: the good, the bad and the ugly Presented by Dr Emma O’Donnell, Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, Loughborough University 5 March, 6pm Managing your type 2 diabetes Presented by Jacqui […]

Women in Logistics – exploring Driver Health

Organised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, the presentation will include the study’s inception and evolution with interactive elements and exercises. In addition to the presentation, there is the opportunity to discuss the SHIFT project and associated health issues that lorry drivers experience, whilst also exploring some of the following thought provoking questions: […]

Public lecture: Hormone Replacement Therapy: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Recent studies are beginning to shed light on what has been a very topical subject since the early 2000s: does estrogen therapy improve or worsen cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal women? In this talk, Emma will discuss the historical and current understanding of the cardiovascular effects of estrogen therapy and where we are heading next. […]

New European website on exercise guidelines for people with a spinal cord injury

Disabled people are twice as likely to be physically inactive than able-bodied people, therefore understanding the amount and type of activity they need to do to benefit their health is important. The scientific guidelines were developed in 2017 by an international group of 29 researchers, clinicians, community organisations and people with spinal cord injury. It […]

Student’s story educates healthcare assistants on the benefits of exercise for those living with severe mental illness

Nessa Millet says it is “very rewarding” to know John’s Story – the narrative she penned as part of her master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology – is being valued and shared by the charity, which provides specialist mental healthcare for patients with some of the most challenging mental health needs in the UK. John’s Story is written from the […]

Hungry for Change group receives regional funding boost

The Hungry for Change PPI group came about in response to the difficulties many families face to feeding their children during school holidays. The Department of Education reported in 2018 that 13.6% of families rely on the support of free school meals during term time, but during the school holidays there is no such provision, […]

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