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1 Apr 2014

Lecture examines the science behind popular HIT training

The first in a news series of public lectures starting next week will explore the current trend for high intensity interval training (HIT) and ask ‘can three minutes of exercise a day really improve my fitness and health?’

The BRU public lectures aim to share knowledge and research findings from the Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Physical Activity & Lifestyle Biomedical Research Unit (BRU) – a research partnership between Loughborough University and University Hospitals Leicester investigating the role physical activity plays in managing and preventing chronic disease.

The HIT lecture, led by the BRU’s senior research associate Dr James King, will look at the history and the science behind high intensity training, and provide an overview of the latest research being carried out at Loughborough. It takes place on Wednesday 9 April from 7pm in the Clyde Williams Building lecture theatre (refreshments from 6.45pm).

The BRU public lectures are designed to share latest research with students, colleagues and the local community.

A further five BRU lectures are planned in 2014, as follows:

21 May Sedentary Behaviour and Health: is the chair the most important threat to health in the 21st Century?

9 July Physical Activity and Weight Control: myths and realities

3 September The role of Physical Activity and the Prevention and Management of Diabetes

8 October Exercise for Patients with Kidney Disease – time for action

3 December An Update of Research Progress within the Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Physical Activity & Lifestyle BRU

All lectures are open to the general public and are free to attend. To register for the HIT lecture or any of the forthcoming series contact Alison Stanley on or 01509 226445.