Latest news and views from the Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour (CLiMB)
BLOG How exercise before hip and knee surgery improves patient outcomes
With 1,498 per 100,000 of the population waiting for orthopaedic surgery, it is vital to help support patients awaiting total hip and knee replacements to improve their health and increase surgery success rates by participating in regular exercise before surgery.
NIHR awards £8.5 million to East Midlands partnership
The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) has awarded £8.5 million to an East Midlands partnership, including the Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour, to deliver one of eight hubs of the new NIHR Research Support Service (RSS).
BLOG Watching your weight? You may only need to make small changes to your daily routine
Losing weight is one of the most popular new year’s resolutions, yet it is one which most of us struggle to achieve. By the time the second or third week of January rolls around, many of us are finding it harder to stick with the lifestyle changes needed to lose, or at least maintain, our weight.
Activity “Advent calendar” could help boost activity and cut sitting time
A Christmas themed physical activity intervention during Advent shows promise for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary time among inactive adults, finds a trial by Loughborough University's Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour.
Food labelling should show how much physical activity is needed to burn off the calories, not only the number of calories
New research from the Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour at Loughborough University shows that food labelling that includes the amount of physical activity needed to burn off the calories contained within it would be easier to understand than existing traffic light labelling, and would be more likely to help consumers to avoid high calorie foods.
BLOG Weight loss advice from GPs really can help people slim down and stay that way
For people looking to lose weight, it can be hard to know where to start. Not only are there scores of commercial weight loss programmes to choose from, there’s also plenty of confusing and contradictory weight loss advice to be found online or in magazines.
Primary care exercise interventions help boost physical activity levels and reduce weight in adults
Research by Loughborough University has found that exercise interventions delivered in primary care appear to boost levels of moderate to vigorous intensity activity in adults by an average of 14 minutes a week.
BLOG ‘Free’ sugars – are children paying the price?
In the UK, around 10% of children aged 4-5 years are obese, and this number rises to around 20% of children aged 11-12 years. Children who are living with obesity have higher rates of cardio-metabolic risk factors, which can lead to early onset of other serious conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.