University of Hertfordshire

Health and Wellbeing

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Several members of staff are engaged in research to better understand the health benefits of physical activity.

In particular, we are exploring the role of exercise within patient care, and we have a funded project by Crohn’s and Colitis UK to undertake a feasibility of moderate and high intensity exercise training in adults with Crohn’s Disease.

We have completed several research projects into the health benefits of outdoor activities, including street play for children and engagement in outdoor exercise in later life. There is also staff expertise in safeguarding athletes, and sport-related injury.

Current and recent projects

  • Feasibility study of moderate and high intensity exercise in Crohn’s disease
  • Exercise and alcohol – does an exercise programme benefit people addicted to alcohol?
  • The health benefits of outdoor adventurous activities
  • The cardiometabolic effects of cherry juice on Metabolic Syndrome
  • Market research in to whether local businesses would be interested in health checks offered by the University
  • Effect of magnesium on blood pressure

Collaborations

  • Guys and St Thomas’ Trust
  • Barts Health Trust
  • Hampshire Hospital Foundation Trust
  • University of Northumbria
  • University of East London
  • University of York
  • University of Winchester
  • Queen Mary University
  • University of Bristol
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Publications

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Prizes

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