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Could physical activity help minimise drug and alcohol use?

Posted on December 17th 2020
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Could physical activity help minimise drug and alcohol use?

Figures and surveys have shown that high-risk alcohol consumption increased during lockdown periods, while exercise decreased.

Now researchers are exploring whether increased physical activity could help reduce alcohol and drug misuse long after social restrictions have lifted. 

A research team, co-led by Professor of Health Services Research, Professor Adrian Taylor, recently carried out two reviews of existing studies, which showed that little data was available and more work was needed to understand the links between physical activity and its effects on alcohol and drug use. 

By understanding the evidence already available, the researchers are able to take the next steps towards creating evidence for the...

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HeLP-ing Schoolchildren with Healthy Lifestyles

Posted on September 10th 2014
in Project update

HeLP-ing Schoolchildren with Healthy Lifestyles

An innovative programme which brings actors into the classroom to encourage and support children to make healthier choices on diet and exercise has been selected to feature in this week’s British Science Festival.

The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) is being run by specialists from the University of Exeter Medical School and Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, supported by the NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (also known as PenCLAHRC). It is funded by a £1.35 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Research Programme.

HeLP is currently working with 32 schools across Devon, in a controlled...

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