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How do you stay active?

Professor Hilary Powers from the University of Sheffield explains how she stays fit, healthy and active. Taken from the free, online course The Musculoskeletal System: the Science of Staying Active…

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Future Research at CIMA

CIMA host regular meetings where members from Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle can get together and listen to the latest research. At these meetings, students on the Musculoskeletal Ageing Master…

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How Are National Dietary Guidelines Researched and Set?

n this video, Professor Hilary Powers explains how national dietary guidelines are researched and set. Hilary is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), that advises Public…

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Patients Discuss Their Dietary Choices

In this video, we talk to our Patients as Educators to find out what foods they eat and discover whether they have ever been given dietary advice.

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How Do Dietary Needs Change Across the Lifespan?

As we age, the recommended levels of nutrients that are important for our musculoskeletal health will change. In this video, Dr Vanessa Halliday explains how dietary needs shift across the lifespan…

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Understanding Nutrition Information on Food Packaging

Packaged foods can come with a bewildering amount of information on the packaging, and sometimes it can be difficult to tell what you’re getting. In this video, Peter explains the regulations…

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Healthy Eating Advice for Musculoskeletal Health into Old Age

In this video, Dr Vanessa Halliday summarises the key healthy eating messages for musculoskeletal health.

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What Happens to the Food We Eat?

The nutrients that we need to strengthen muscle, maintain stable joints and keep bones strong are all contained within the food we eat. But these nutrients often occur in complex forms which are not…

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Physical Activity and the Body

Cardiorespiratory fitness is a useful way to assess physical fitness and can be objectively measured using an exercise stress test or maximal oxygen uptake test (VO2max). In this video, Michael talks…

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How Can We Improve Our Physical Activity Levels?

Although the benefits of physical activity and exercise are widely acknowledged, many of us can struggle to meet the government recommended levels. In this video, we get some advice from Senior…

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Patients Explain Their Level of Physical Activity

For those with musculoskeletal disorders, pain can be a major barrier to physical activity. In this video, our Patients as Educators explain how they manage their physical activity levels. The…

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How Does Physical Activity Affect Our Bone?

A skeleton that responds to physical activity is borne out of an evolutionary necessity - breaking bones is bad for survival but so too is a heavy skeleton that would prevent us from catching prey or…

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What Happens to Our Muscles When We Exercise?

Muscles are integral to the way our body moves. In this video, Michael guides us through a muscle function test with our volunteer Nduka and explains the different types of muscle contractions that…

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Physical Activity Across Our Life Course

In this animation, Michael Trenell, Professor of Metabolism and Lifestyle Medicine at Newcastle University, explores how our changing environment has encouraged increasingly sedentary behaviour and…

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Patients Describe the Effects of Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading cause of disability worldwide and these conditions can impact every aspect of a person’s life. In this video, people with musculoskeletal disorders…

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How Does the Way We Walk Change With Age?

Gait disturbances are a common medical problem in old age. After the age of 70, 35% of people have abnormal gait and after 85, gait changes are found in the majority of people. In this video, we…

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