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

Loughborough University is looking for healthy women aged 55-70 to help with research into the possible benefits of exercise on bone and joint health.

The study involves five minutes of daily exercise, in your home, for six months. You will be invited to the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University for MRI scans of your joints and a DXA scan providing information on bone strength. We will monitor any changes that occur and measure the effect of the exercise programme.

Our previous work has shown that a brief, home-based exercise programme can improve bone strength and may reduce the risk of hip fracture. The team want to continue this work and begin to investigate how this exercise may affect people’s joints. The research aims to help improve understanding of bone health and prevention of conditions such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.

If you are interested in joining the study and would like some additional information, please get in touch with Dr Katherine Brooke-Wavell (01509 222749 or or Chris Hartley (