Buttock size matters: Researchers reveal a large gluteus maximus is key for sprint speed and performance

Rob Miller, a PhD student at Loughborough University and a strength and conditioning coach with British Athletics, and Professor Jonathan Folland, an expert in neuromuscular performance, studied the muscle anatomy of 100m track sprinters to find out if the size of specific leg muscles differed between elite sprinters (with an average personal best of 9.99s), good […]

Healthy diet and exercise extends life expectancy among those with multiple health conditions

A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by more than six years among people who have multiple health conditions, researchers at Leicester University have said. Funded by NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East Midlands, the team found that regardless of other health issues, eating well and exercising helped men live up to 6.3 years longer while […]

Event: Cooperative learning in physical education or physical activity

The session will ensure that lessons still remain practical for the students, whilst using research-informed practices to the greatest effect to enhance student learning across four domains, physical, cognitive, social and affective learning. Event details Where: Loughborough University When: Tuesday 21st January 2020 10am-4pm Price: £129

Event: A healthier workforce for a healthier UK

In the UK, limited research, health campaigns and initiatives have been conducted in the logistics sector. As a result, employees from the transport sector seem to be at greater risk of health inequalities such as shorter life expectancy and disability free working life. To address this issue, a team of researchers and stakeholders is organising a […]

NCSEM supporting Promising Practice Regional Roadshows

The Promising Practice programme aims to identify good practice that could be scaled up to contribute towards making ‘everybody active every day’ and deliver health, economic and social benefits for local communities. The events will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear about the Promising Practice programme and to gain insight from regional political representatives […]

Woman(kind)ness, Strength and Resilience: A celebration of women worldwide 2017

Photo and art exhibitions, theatre performances, crafts and science-based public talks aiming to celebrate women worldwide will be held across campus and in the wider Loughborough community. The events are aimed at raising awareness of women’s roles in different sociocultural environments, highlighting gender inequalities and proposing creative ways towards gender equity and equality. The following […]

A hot bath could help control type 2 diabetes

Dr Steve Faulkner investigated whether there were any alternatives to exercise which could assist people in maintaining the condition. He compared an hour long hot bath with the same period of cycling and discovered the less strenuous activity provided some surprising benefits. Dr Faulkner, from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University […]

The SADS facts of life: sudden cardiac death in sport

What is SADS and what has it got to do with sport? Dr Ffion Davies, medical advisor to The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust and consultant in A&E at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), will introduce the session on underlying heart conditions that can affect seemingly fit and healthy young people playing sport, including […]

Can a hot bath improve your health?

An initial pilot study has provided some promising results and researchers are now calling on local residents to help put the theory to the test. The research team is looking for healthy, non-smoking males aged 18 to 45 with a BMI of 18-35 to take part in the study. Participants will need to visit the […]

Patient and public involvement working group event success

The HEI Challenge (funded by the EMAHSN and HEEM) is a cross-university collaboration to share, develop, showcase and spread work across the East Midlands around the unifying topic of healthcare quality improvement. The overall aim of the event was to provide a forum to focus and share achievements and help identify how universities can support […]

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