The Good, The Fad And The Ugly

Summary Fad diets can be tempting as they offer short term solutions to a complex problem. However, they can lead to nutritional inadequacies such as energy and nutrient deficiencies.   Claims that sound too good to be true probably are.  Good nutrition is about healthy sustainable dietary behaviour. Make healthier choices, eat a nutritionally balancedContinue reading “The Good, The Fad And The Ugly”

Case Study: Edge Performance Analytics

Assessment of a novel prototype device monitoring human movement Dr Chris Duke and Dr Micheál Newell are the co-founders of Edge Performance Analytics, a sports technology company focused on monitoring human movement and specifically knee joint function. The measurement of joint motion (angular kinematics) during human movement is complex and traditionally involves the use of video-based systems. RecentContinue reading “Case Study: Edge Performance Analytics”

Physical activity for good health and wellbeing

Physical activity and exercise are great ways to keep your body healthy, reduce your risk of disease and improve mood.  Physical activity refers to any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires your body to burn calories (expend energy)[1] such as shopping, gardening and doing housework.  Exercise is planned, structured, repetitive and intentional movement[2] suchContinue reading “Physical activity for good health and wellbeing”

Stress Awareness Day

What is stress? Stress is the body’s response to feeling threatened or under pressure by external or internal stimuli referred to as stressors[1].  External stressors are sources of stress that are around us such as life experiences, traumas, or daily hassles such as traffic jams and work deadlines. Internal stressors are thoughts and feelings thatContinue reading “Stress Awareness Day”

Nutrition for Healthy Ageing

Summary Good nutrition and a healthful diet are particularly important for maintaining health as we age Consume a moderate amount (20 – 30g) of high-quality protein with each meal to help make new cells, keep your muscles healthy, support mood and cognitive function Keep your bones healthy by having 3 servings of calcium-rich food suchContinue reading “Nutrition for Healthy Ageing”