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Health coaching strategies for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. (2020)
Journal Article
SIECZKOWSKA, S.M., PADILHA DE LIMA, A. SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E., ROSCHEL, H. and GUALANO, B. 2021. Health coaching strategies for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Advances in nutrition [online], 12(4), pages 1449-1460. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/advances/nmaa159

Health coaching has emerged as a potential supporting tool for health professionals to overcome behavioural barriers, but its efficacy in weight management remains unclear. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to synthesize and evaluate... Read More about Health coaching strategies for weight loss: a systematic review and meta-analysis..

Reply to: comment on: "The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis"and “The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis”. (2020)
Journal Article
ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J., MCNULTY, K.L., GOODALL, S., ANSDELL, P., THOMAS, K., SWINTON, P.A., DOLAN, E. and HICKS, K.M. 2021. Reply to: comment on: "The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis" and "The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis". Sports medicine [online], 51(5), pages 1111-1113. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01383-9

This is a letter to the editor, by the authors, in response to a comment ( https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01384-8 ) on two previous articles published in Sports Medicine 50(10), https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-020-01319-3 ; https://doi.org/10.100... Read More about Reply to: comment on: "The effects of menstrual cycle phase on exercise performance in eumenorrheic women: a systematic review and meta-analysis"and “The effects of oral contraceptives on exercise performance in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis”..

The influence of acute exercise on bone biomarkers: protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis. [Protocol] (2020)
Other
DOLAN, E., DUMAS, A., KEANE, K.M., BESTETTI, G., FREITAS, L.H.M., GUALANO, B., KOHRT, W., KELLEY, G.A., PEREIRA, R.M.R., SALE, C. and SWINTON, P. 2020. The influence of acute exercise on bone biomarkers: protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis. [Protocol]. Systematic reviews [online], 9, article ID 291. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01551-y

Bone is a plastic tissue that is responsive to its physical environment. As a result, exercise interventions represent a potential means to influence bone. However, little is currently known about how various exercise and participant characteristics... Read More about The influence of acute exercise on bone biomarkers: protocol for a systematic review with meta-analysis. [Protocol].

Barriers and facilitators to patient uptake and utilisation of digital interventions for the self-management of low back pain: a systematic review of qualitative studies. (2020)
Journal Article
SVENDSEN, M.J., WOOD, K.W., KYLE, J., COOPER, K., RASMUSSEN, C.D.N., SANDAL, L.F., STOCHKENDAHL, M.J., MAIR, F.S. and NICHOLL, B.I. 2020. Barriers and facilitators to patient uptake and utilisation of digital intervientions for the self-management of low back pain: a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMJ open [online], 10(12), article ID e038800. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038800

Objectives: Low back pain (LBP) is a leading contributor to disability globally. Self-management is a core component of LBP management. We aimed to synthesise published qualitative literature concerning digital health interventions (DHIs) to support... Read More about Barriers and facilitators to patient uptake and utilisation of digital interventions for the self-management of low back pain: a systematic review of qualitative studies..

A collaborative approach to exercise provision for people with Parkinson’s: a feasibility and acceptability study of the PDConnect programme. [Protocol] (2020)
Other
JONES, J., ALEXANDER, L.. HANCOCK, E. and COOPER, K. 2021. A collaborative approach to exercise provision for people with Parkinson's: a feasibility and acceptability study of the PDConnect programme. [Protocol]. AMRC open research [online], 2, article ID 29. Available from: https://doi.org/10.12688/amrcopenres.12936.2

Exercise has been shown to be beneficial for people with Parkinson's (PwP), limiting the rate of decline of motor and non-motor symptoms, with emerging evidence associating exercise with a neuroprotective effect. Current exercise provision is time-li... Read More about A collaborative approach to exercise provision for people with Parkinson’s: a feasibility and acceptability study of the PDConnect programme. [Protocol].

The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol] (2020)
Other
MATTHEWS, J.J., DOLAN, E., SWINTON, P.A., SANTOS, L., ARTIOLI, G.G., TURNER, M.D., ELLIOTT-SALE, K.J. and SALE, C. 2020. The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol]. Systematic reviews [online], 9, article ID 282. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-020-01539-8

Background: Diabetes is a major public health issue and there is a need to develop low-cost, novel interventions to prevent or reduce disease progression. Growing evidence shows that supplementation with carnosine, or its rate-limiting precursor β-al... Read More about The effect of carnosine or β-alanine supplementation on markers of glycaemic control and insulin resistance in human and animal studies: a protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. [Protocol].

Relationships between training load variables in professional youth football players. (2020)
Journal Article
MAUGHAN, P., SWINTON, P. and MACFARLANE, N. 2021. Relationships between training load variables in professional youth football players. International journal of sports medicine [online], 42(7), pages 624-629. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1055/a-1300-2959

This study aims to investigate the relationship between subjective and external measures of load in professional youth football players whilst accounting for the effect of training theme or competition. Data from ratings of perceived exertion and glo... Read More about Relationships between training load variables in professional youth football players..

Preliminary evaluation of the engagement and effectiveness of a mental health chatbot. (2020)
Journal Article
DALEY, K., HUNGERBUEHLER, I., CAVANAGH, K., CLARO, H.G., SWINTON, P.A. and KAPPS, M. 2020. Preliminary evaluation of the engagement and effectiveness of a mental health chatbot. Frontiers in digital health [online], 2, article number 576361. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2020.576361

Background: Mental health difficulties are highly prevalent, yet access to support is limited by barriers of stigma, cost, and availability. These issues are even more prevalent in low- and middle-income countries, and digital technology is one poten... Read More about Preliminary evaluation of the engagement and effectiveness of a mental health chatbot..

Supersets save time in the gym: which may help you reach fitness goals faster. [Blog post] (2020)
Digital Artefact
CLARK, D.R., LANGAN-EVANS, C. and ERSKINE, R. 2020. Supersets save time in the gym: which may help you reach fitness goals faster. [Blog post]. Posted on The Conservation UK [online], 27 November 2020. Available from: https://theconversation.com/supersets-save-time-in-the-gym-which-may-help-you-reach-fitness-goals-faster-150344

Resistance training is an increasingly popular way to build strength, lose weight and get in shape. But despite its many benefits, it can also be time consuming – which is why many fitness enthusiasts have started incorporating "supersets" into gym r... Read More about Supersets save time in the gym: which may help you reach fitness goals faster. [Blog post].

Impact of resistance training status on trunk muscle activation in a fatiguing set of heavy back squats. (2020)
Journal Article
CLARK, D.R., LAMBERT, M.I., GRIGSON, C. and HUNTER, A.M. 2020. Impact of resistance training status on trunk muscle activation in a fatiguing set of heavy back squats. European journal of applied physiology [online], 121(2), pages 597-608. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-020-04540-0

In this study we measured neural activation (EMG) in four trunk stabilizer muscles and vastus lateralis (VL) in trained and novice participants during a set of squat repetitions to volitional fatigue at 85% 1RM. Forty males were recruited into two gr... Read More about Impact of resistance training status on trunk muscle activation in a fatiguing set of heavy back squats..