A targeted health programme, including health education sessions, Fitbits, and lorry cabin workouts, can improve the activity levels of long-distance heavy goods drivers in the short-term, according to new research from the National Institute of Health and Care Research (NIHR) and Leicester Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University – in collaboration with the University of York.Read More
A large-scale study of almost a million UK adults led by Leicester researchers has revealed that under 45s and women were more likely to gain weight and jump a body mass index (BMI) category during COVID-19 lockdown.Read More
A new study of genetic data published today (Wednesday) of more than 400,000 UK adults has revealed a clear link between walking pace and a genetic marker of biological age.Read More
Being diagnosed with a long-term condition can be a very anxious time for many people. There are always lots of questions and concerns around how best to manage the condition. While healthcare teams can help a lot, managing conditions day-to-day at home and work can still be challenging. Researchers in Leicester are hoping to improve this situation for people with chronic kidney disease.Read More
Funding for a five-year project, that aims to develop a new type of care package that addresses gaps in support for people under 40 living with type 2 diabetes, has been awarded to a research team in Leicester.
Hippocrates himself noted “walking is the best medicine”. Now over 2000 years later, modern science has demonstrated just how sage this advice was. From our first steps as a toddler to our last steps before infirmity, walking is the primary mechanism of traversing our day to day lives and maintaining our independence. Just how we make use of this ability has a fundamental impact on our health and wellbeing.Read More