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20 January - PR 09/06

Loughborough University Helping YOU get healthy in 2009

A new Loughborough University service is launched this week to help staff, students and local residents kick start their New Year health regimes.

Healthy YOU is an informal lifestyle and weight loss club that covers a wide variety of topics to encourage a healthier lifestyle and help people take control of their eating and exercise habits.

The club meets once a week throughout the University term with presentations on different weekly topics and related activities and discussions. Topics include walking for fitness, strength training, maintaining a healthy and balanced diet, physical activity advice and portion size and food labelling. Members can pick and choose which sessions to attend.

Healthy YOU’s first meeting is on Thursday 22 January from 5-6pm at the University’s swimming pool seminar room and runs until the 26 March with sessions resuming in May. Local residents are welcome to attend for a small charge of £2.50 per session.

For more information contact Loughborough University lifestyle advisor Beth Hanson on 01509 226757 or email b.hanson@lboro.ac.uk

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top fifteen of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2008 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, with 22 out of 30 of its subject areas being ranked in the top ten for overall satisfaction. It was named winner of the 2006 and 2007 Times Higher award for the UK’s Best Student Experience and winner of the 2007 award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes – an achievement bettered by no other institution.

It is a member of the esteemed 1994 Group – a set of internationally recognised, research-intensive universities – and has a reputation for the relevance of its work. Its degree programmes are highly regarded by professional institutions and businesses, and its graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

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