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Breaking up sitting time after stroke (BUST-Stroke)

by Coralie English We found that when stroke survivors stood up every 30 minutes and performed 3 minutes of light intensity exercises, their blood pressure was lower, compared to when they sat continuously for 8 hours. We have all heard the media stories about the dangers of sitting time - ‘beware the chair’, ‘sitting is the [...]

Pint of Science – Newcastle

by Gillian Mason Gillian Mason was extra lucky in May to back up from Spotlight on Stroke and talk all things stroke and brain science with Sarah Valkenborghs and Dr Lin Kooi Ong at The Edwards bar for the Newcastle leg of the international Pint of Science festival. This festival sees researchers chat about science [...]

Taking stroke rehabilitation to exercise professionals

by Liam Johnson Earlier this year, I was invited to present an Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) webinar on stroke rehabilitation. ESSA is the peak national body that represents exercise physiologists, exercise scientists and sports scientists. ESSA has a vision to improve the health and well-being of Australians through sport and exercise, and has a [...]

Stroke Foundation grant success

Margaret Galloway and her team at HMRI received a Stroke Foundation Small Project Grant for their project Determining the minimum dose of exercise required to improve cardiorespiratory fitness in stroke survivors. Stroke survivors have very low levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, often less than half that of their peers. This is close to the threshold required [...]

Five minute research snapshot award winners

Congratulations to the CRE PhD students and postdocs who presented at the inaugural Five minute research snapshot competition on 9 September 2016. The presentations were entertaining, thought-provoking and interesting. Judges Erin Godecke and Michael Pollack found it too close to call, so our statistical expert Nadine Andrew provided an unbiased methodological approach to decide the winner. [...]