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Volunteers wanted for study into motivation and results of exercise

Researchers from Loughborough University are looking for volunteers to take part in a study which investigates how the motivation behind our healthy behaviour can affect the results we see.

The study aims to examine how people’s lifestyle choices and motivation to engage in healthy behaviour can affect our genes.

People are motivated to exercise for a variety of reasons – some enjoy leading an active, healthy lifestyle while others do so out of obligation or guilt. It has been demonstrated that pursuing a healthy lifestyle for negative reasons is likely to lead to less favourable outcomes. This feasability study hopes to inform future research in this area.

Anyone aged 30 or over may apply to be involved in the study.

Taking part will involve one visit to Loughborough University lasting approximately 45 minutes. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your general health, diet and exercise history, height, weight and to provide a small sample of blood taken via finger prick.

If you are interested in being involved in the study or would like further information, please contact Richard Steel.