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** INACTIVE PARTICIPANTS NEEDED **
** INACTIVE PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STRESS AND SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR STUDY **
Hi all, I am looking for inactive participants who currently (and at least for the past year) do less than 150 minutes of moderate-vigorous physical activity (e.g. football, netball, gym) per week (low intensity activity such as normal paced walking is not included in this 150 minutes and is allowed) to participate in my research.
- All participants will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 10 Amazon vouchers. In addition, the best performing participant in a mental maths competition will also win an Amazon voucher, so see if you can get to the top of the leader-board and beat your friends!
- You can also receive information about your activity levels and body (e.g. immune and cardiovascular system) at rest and in response to stress! For example, you can see how your white blood cell numbers change in response to stress and this might indicate how active your immune system is during stressful periods (e.g. exam season).
-You can see how research is conducted at a world leading university and help contribute to new knowledge that might be important for global health and well-being.
- Finally, you also get to watch Blue Planet or Planet Earth 2 and hear David Attenborough’s soothing voice – an opportunity not to be missed!
There are only 2 sessions:
Session 1 takes ~1 hour - mainly involves questionnaires.
Session 2 takes ~3 hours - involves a lot of sitting down watching Blue Planet or Planet Earth 2, but also a 8 minute mental maths task and an 8 minute sub-maximal exercise (cycling) task which is not designed to make you feel overly tired. During these activities, we will measure how your body responds by looking at lots of physiological outcomes such as heart and lung activity, and markers in your blood and saliva.
Please have a look through the poster, and if you would like to participate or have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Aiden Chauntry [A.J.Chauntry@lboro.ac.uk]. I can also provide much more information about the study.
Thanks for any help, it is very much appreciated!
Aiden Chauntry (PhD student in the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine)
*Please pass on this information to anyone you think may be interested*