Take on the Everest Challenge

To help motivate himself and others to get out and exercise every day, our colleague Dr Tony Smith (senior lecturer in leadership and organisational development) has devised a unique challenge: climb the height of Everest . . . but in the surrounds of your local area! Alongside his climbing partner, Dr Patrick Marshall, Tony is…

Man swimming

Groundbreaking study explores the benefits of water-based exercise

Researchers at Hallam have undertaken a groundbreaking study to explore the cardio-protective benefits of water-based exercise. With the results of the study now published in Frontiers of Physiology, we caught up with Dr Markos Klonizakis (reader – clinical physiology) to learn a little bit more about the innovative research project . . . What motivated you to undertake the research project? I am…

Dr Laura Kilby sheds light on imposter syndrome

Dr Laura Kilby (reader in social psychology) was recently interviewed on Salford City Radio, discussing the psychology of imposter syndrome. Laura has now kindly offered to answer a few questions on the subject: What is imposter syndrome? There are three main components to imposter syndrome (IS). Firstly, it involves a deeply held belief that other people…

Working out in the age of coronavirus

Dr Markos Klonizakis (reader in clinical physiology) recently featured in ZME Science, discussing how individuals can work out in the age of coronavirus. Read an extract from Working out in the age of coronavirus: “Even before the COVID-19 appearance, moving out and about – walking instead of taking the car, avoid prolong seating by taking…

MindfullyStrong

MindfullySTRONG: improving lives the mindful way

MindfullySTRONG, an integrated mindfulness and strength training programme designed for people who wish to become physically and mentally fitter, is the latest programme to be delivered from our new Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC). Delivered and developed by Dave Hembrough, a strength and conditioning coach in the Department of Sport and Physical Activity, the programme…