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Exercise & Health Science Research Expertise

Our research is coordinated through the Institute for Clinical Exercise and Health Science (ICEHS) which is internationally recognised and was rated as producing world-leading and internationally excellent research in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Focusing on the health agenda, ICEHS integrates the multifaceted areas of physical activity such as physiology, psychology, biomechanics, and sociology; as well as having an ecological perspective.

Some of our recent activity includes:

  • Research into dietary advice which has challenged current thinking and has emphasised the need for people to consume more natural fats

  • Research of a new product to aid teenagers’ fitness. The Shoogle is an instability trainer that helps to tone the core and lower body while raising the heart rate to the fat burning zone

  • Research on the mechanism by which exercise improves function for people with MS.

  • Research project with South Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire and University of Glasgow which could provide clear evidence on ways to improve the health and wellbeing of Scotland’s children through physical education

  • Research project revealed the benefits of beetroot juice in boosting athletic performance at altitude

  • Research funded by Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland is underway to determine whether short-term exposure to sunlight could actually be beneficial for our cardiovascular health

Sport research groupings

  • Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science (ICEHS)

    • Exercise, Nutrition, Environment Research Group
    • Exercise Across The Lifespan
    • Clinical Exercise Science
    • Sport, Education & Society
Last updated: 07/08/2017

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