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Tackling barriers to physical activity in deprived and minority groups
Tackling barriers to physical activity in deprived and minority groups
Description
New research to identify and tackle the barriers to a healthy active lifestyle among deprived and minority groups has been launched as part of a network of research institutions.
Date:
08/03/2022
Could a volunteer 'buddy' scheme support older adults to get out and about more and improve their mobility?
Could a volunteer 'buddy' scheme support older adults to get out and about more and improve their mobility?
Description
A new study aimed at improving mobility in older adults is being launched in Stoke-on-Trent, led by scientists at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
24/01/2022
University of Birmingham announces five new diabetes research studies
University of Birmingham announces five new diabetes research studies
Description
The University of Birmingham today announces the launch of five new major studies aimed at improving the prevention, treatment and management of type 1 diabetes – with a particular focus on children and young adults.
Date:
17/12/2021
Physical activity in children can be improved through 'exergames'
Physical activity in children can be improved through 'exergames'
Description
Physical activity among young people can be improved by well-designed and delivered online interventions such as 'exergames' and smartphone apps, new research shows.
Date:
26/08/2021
New £2.9 million project to develop rehabilitation programmes for people with multiple long-term conditions
New £2.9 million project to develop rehabilitation programmes for people with multiple long-term conditions
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham are supporting a new programme designed to provide exercise-based rehabilitation to people living with multiple long-term health conditions.
Date:
14/07/2021
PhD students to contribute to future Rangers FC success
PhD students to contribute to future Rangers FC success
Description
Four doctoral students at the University of Birmingham are working alongside the research team at Rangers Football Club, designing projects to enhance training and technical skills development at the club.
Date:
23/06/2021
Guidelines for sport and health organisations will maintain positive social media use post-pandemic
Guidelines for sport and health organisations will maintain positive social media use post-pandemic
Description
Sport, physical activity and health organisations should keep using social media to deliver exercise classes and information on staying healthy even after pandemic restrictions have eased, according to new guidelines.
Date:
21/06/2021
Can drinking cocoa protect your heart when you're stressed?
Can drinking cocoa protect your heart when you're stressed?
Description
Increased consumption of flavanols – a group of molecules occurring naturally in fruit and vegetables – could protect people from mental stress-induced cardiovascular events such as stroke, heart disease and thrombosis
Date:
31/03/2021
Getting into shape pre-surgery to aid recovery for older patients – study
Description
Older adults about to undergo elective surgery should undertake a sustained programme of targeted exercise beforehand to counteract the muscle-wasting effects of bedrest, new research suggests.
Date:
21/12/2020
Teaching athletes about morality in sport can help reduce doping
Teaching athletes about morality in sport can help reduce doping
Description
Elite athletes can be persuaded not to take banned substances – either by appealing to their sense of morality or educating them about the risks of using performance-enhancing drugs, according to a new study.
Date:
03/12/2020
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