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The effect of resistance band exercise on bone density of the spine

22 November 2018

The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate an acceptable exercise intervention to benefit spine bone density and posture in post-menopausal women. We will ask half the volunteers to spend up to thirty minutes, three times per week doing resistance band exercise in a group (in the Loughborough area) or at home. You will also be invited for bone density scans and other measurements at the National Centre of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Loughborough University.

Requirements

  • We are looking for generally healthy postmenopausal women aged 60-80 years old who are not already doing resistance training or high impact exercise.

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Ethical approval

The study has been reviewed by Loughborough University Ethical Advisory Committee and National Research Ethics Service.

About the researcher

Donghyeon Seo is coordinating the study. He is a PhD student with experience in exercise therapy. He is supervised by Dr Katherine Brooke-Wavell who conducts research on the role of exercise in prevention of osteoporotic fracture, Dr Fehmidah Munir who examines behaviour change strategies to support interventions and Dr Daniel Fong, Senior Lecturer in rehabilitation. The research is based in the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (East Midlands) and benefits from the facilities and expertise of the Centre.

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