The National Council for Exercise & Fitness (NCEF), based in the PESS Building, University of Limerick, are the largest and longest established provider of education and training for Exercise and Health Fitness Professionals in Ireland […]
PAfH winter school 2023 – “physical activity policy and intervention evaluation” – Dr. liam kelly.
PAfH Winter School 2023 – Keynote Presenters. Following on from a successful Summer School in Sept 2022, PAfH will host their first Winter School in January 2023. The school will provide a unique opportunity for […]
Identical twin study provides a molecular link between MVPA and metabolic disease – prof. phil jakeman
The study of identical (or monozygotic, MZ) twins is a powerful tool to advance our understanding of how physical activity impacts on metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Since identical twins have the same […]
Green fingers and health; can horticulture facilitate better health behaviours? – Catherine Norton RD, Phd.
Over the last 20 years, dozens of studies have shown that working in a garden, walking in a garden, even looking at a garden from afar have tangible, measurable benefits. Gardening, however, is often seen as a […]
PESS: Moulding Future Leaders in Sport and Healthcare – James Conner.
When I decided to go back to college I thought to myself I’m in my mid 40’s, I’m just going to lay low, do my work, earn my diploma, and move on to the next […]
Marine to muscle – marine industry sustainability and human health – Dr Brian Carson
The processing of material from the fishing industry generates substantial unexploited waste products, many of which possess high biological value. As the world looks to more sustainable food sources, we recently undertook a study investigating […]
Going green – my apt experience of moving to Ireland – Diane Slater
I craved fresh air, greenery, and hills during the (almost) 3 years I lived in the Middle East. It was, therefore, fortuitous that I became aware of GoGreenRoutes and a PhD opportunity that would […]
Publication: Associations between generalized anxiety disorder and resting-state frontal lobe cerebral oxygenation are modified by physical activity
McDowell CP, Newman L, Monroe DC, O’Connor JD, Knight SP, Gordon BG, Kenny RA, Herring MP (2021). Associations between generalized anxiety disorder and resting-state frontal lobe cerebral oxygenation are modified by physical activity: Results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing. Journal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences
Editorial:Human-Nature Interactions: Perspectives on Conceptual and Methodological Issues.
Research Impact: The editorial is the first output from the GoGreenRoutes team -with partners and advisory board members including PESS graduate Dr Noel Brick at Ulster University. The special issue of 20 publications brought together […]
The impact of low carbohydrate diets on bone health – Athlete survey
Athlete nutritional practices are very often primarily concerned with improving performance via weight loss and/or a metabolic adaption while bone health is often given less consideration. A proactive approach to bone health can be more […]