The World Cup in Brazil may be attracting a global armchair audience of millions, but new research has shown that playing football could help lower blood pressure in women aged 35-50.
The University of Exeter’s Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre today announced its involvement in a three-year project to investigate the effects of exercise on children with congenital heart disease.
Sport and Health Sciences PhD student Izzy Moore has been awarded the Nike Award for Footwear Research.
Brock University is recognising Professor Neil Armstrong for his exceptional academic contributions to the fields of paediatric physiology and sport and health sciences by awarding him with an LLD (honoris causa).
Athletes no longer ask whether beetroot juice improves sporting performance - they just want to know how much to drink, and when. A new study has the answers.
The Leiden University World Rankings shows that the University of Exeter ranks 49th best institution in the world.
New research shows that drinking beetroot juice can significantly improve performance in team sports involving bouts of high intensity exercise.
New research shows that people can recover from poor performance when rivals comment on their failures.
Pioneering new research in robotic surgery is forging ahead thanks to a partnership between the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).
Playing football or running for at least three hours a week could help teenagers counteract the potential damage to their bone health caused by prolonged spells of sitting.
Playing football (soccer) could be the best way for people with high blood pressure, known as hypertension, to improve their fitness, normalise their blood pressure and reduce their risk of stroke.
Athletes competing this summer have benefited from an unlikely ingredient to fuel their Olympic and Paralympic success.
A world-leading expert in health and exercise among children has been taking part in an international conference ahead of the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Current clinical guidance recommends physical activity to alleviate the symptoms of depression.
An expert in children’s health from the University of Exeter has been selected to join an expert steering committee that will give children born with heart problems the best possible chance in life.
A 15-minute walk can cut snacking on chocolate at work by half, according to research by the University of Exeter.
Surgeons can learn their skills more quickly if they are taught how to control their eye movements.
Playing street football two or three times a week could halve the risk of early death in homeless men.
The University of Exeter is marking a quarter of a century of leading research into children’s health and wellbeing by hosting the world’s biggest and most prestigious paediatric exercise and health conference.
Sport and Health Sciences academic Dr Tim Rees has appeared on the BBC radio 4 programme ‘All in the mind’ talking about his recent research.
Winning margins in the Tour de France can be tight – last year just 39 seconds separated the top two riders after more than 90 hours in the saddle.
As the Six Nations comes to an end, a research project is under way to see how changing rugby’s rules at the junior level could help develop the next generation of grand slam winners.
New research into the health benefits of beetroot juice suggests it’s not only athletes who can benefit from its performance enhancing properties – its physiological effects could help the elderly or people with heart or lung-conditions enjoy more active lives.
Research from the University of Exeter has revealed taking a dietary supplement to boost nitric oxide in the body can significantly boost stamina during high-intensity exercise.
New research to be carried out by the University of Exeter will examine whether physical activity can help people reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke, thereby helping more people attempt to quit and remain abstinent.
Whether you're sinking the ball to win the Open at St Andrews or on a practice round at your local course, researchers at the University of Exeter have one bit of advice for golfers taking that crucial putt — keep your eye on the ball.
Imaginative research may explain why England keeps losing in penalty shootouts – just in time for the World Cup 2010.
One of our exercise laboratories was transformed into a film studio recently, when a crew from the BBC visited to film staff and students involved in ground-breaking research at Exeter. The piece will feature on the BBC’s One Show, to be aired on Thursday 6th May at 7 pm, BBC1.
A University of Exeter researcher has found that showing videos of older bodybuilders working out radically changed young people’s perception of old age.
Assoc. Prof Craig Williams responded to the question 'Should schools test our children's fitness?' in an article in The Times newspaper, 19 March 2010.
A sports science student from the University of Exeter has become one of the first undergraduates to have his research published in an academic journal.
A new study may explain why England keeps losing in penalty shootouts – and could help the team address the problem in time for the World Cup 2010.
Drinking beetroot juice boosts your stamina and could help you exercise for up to 16% longer.
Dr Melvyn Hillsdon has been awarded a grant of £447,401 by the National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI) for a study titled 'The feasibility of a simple, low-cost, general practitioner delivered intervention to promote physical activity'.
Sporadic play activity as beneficial to child health as continuous bouts of exercise, study suggests
New research suggests for the first time that frequent bouts of sporadic activity could be just as beneficial to children’s health as longer exercise sessions.
Sportsmen and women could get the edge on their opponents by accepting more emotional support in their personal and professional lives.
Encouraging words from friends and family can pave the way to sporting victory, according to research by the University of Exeter, released today.
Research from the University of Exeter reveals for the first time, that changes in brain activity, triggered by physical exercise, may help reduce cigarette cravings.
The University of Exeter and Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust secure funding of £50,000 for a surgical research fellow.
Dr Anni Vanhatalo has been awarded the 3rd place prize in the Physiological Society Blue Riband competition for the best conference communication by an Affiliate Member.
Dr Melvyn Hillson has been awarded a £508,000 research grant from the Wellcome Trust to investigate how the neighbourhood that people live in influences their physical activity.
PhD student George Jennings was awarded on Friday 12th June 2009 for the 'best presentation' at the 3rd International Conference for Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise held at the Roehampton University in London, in association with Routledge.
Dr Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson of the Qualitative Research Unit has been awarded £125,000 from the Sports Council for Wales to conduct a research project to evaluate the Mentro Allan (Venture Out) Programme.
Dr Sharon Dixon as (as sole PI) has been awarded funding of £225,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to undertake a project entitled "Understanding traction for sports shoe and surface combinations".
Professor Roger Eston and Dr Ann Rowlands have been awarded funding of £40,000 to support an ongoing collaborative project with Unilever on the use of accelerometry to measure physical activity.
Dr Mark Wilson has been awarded funding through the ESRC and the Research Grants Council in Hong Kong to conduct a two-year project with Professor Richard Masters at the University of Hong Kong.
The RFU has awarded a grant of £20,000 to Dr Mark Wilson, Dr Chris Byrne and Professor Roger Eston to conduct research on the efficacy of current coaching methods in youth rugby.
Associate Professor Craig Williams, of the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre, has been awarded a grant from Kellogg’s Ltd to investigate ‘Energy Balance in Young People’ in collaboration with the Faculty of Health and Social Work at the University of Plymouth.
It was announced today that academics at the University of Exeter have won the funding to establish an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Capacity Building Cluster in Sport, Leisure and Tourism.
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that a walk of just fifteen minutes can reduce chocolate cravings.