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Ten participants have now completed their exercise programme

9 March, 2012

For six weeks regular exercise has been part of their lives, and in turn they’ve been part of an exciting research study to measure the impact of walking with or without hand-held weights on aerobic fitness and body composition. And big improvements have been made!  Without exception the six weeks have brought a measured increase in fitness and a greater sense of wellbeing.  And ... Read More


Third participant completes their exercise programme

3 January, 2012

A third Sleepy8 study participant has completed their exercise programme! For six weeks regular exercise has been part of their life, and in turn they’ve been part of an exciting research study to measure the impact of walking with or without hand-held weights on aerobic fitness and body composition. The exercise programme was simple and easy to follow.  And regular progress checks, both online ... Read More


Sleepy8 advertising in HK Magazine

15 December, 2011

Look out for Sleepy8 in this week’s HK Magazine and also in the last issue of 2011. Several participants have reached Week 4 of their exercise programme and are finding it to be exactly what they needed to get them back into the rhythm of exercising regularly. “It’s the best motivation, and really part of the reason ... Read More


First participant completes their exercise programme

15 November, 2011

The first Sleepy8 study participant has completed their exercise programme! For six weeks regular exercise has been part of their life, and in turn they’ve been part of an exciting research study to measure the impact of walking on aerobic fitness and body composition. The exercise programme was simple and easy to follow, and regular progress checks, online and one-to-one with the lead researcher, ... Read More


Sleepy8 site goes live

20 June, 2011

On Friday 17 June, 2011 the website to support the Sleepy8 study was launched! The site provides potential participants with information about the study, what is involved and how to sign up.  And for those who join the study, a wide range of support functions are available via the site. Each study participant will be given secure access to the site to record progress during ... Read More


First participant up and walking

20 June, 2011

The first Sleepy8 study participant has completed Week 1 of their programme! For the next six weeks regular exercise will be part of their life, and at the same time they will be part of an exciting project to measure the impact of walking with or without added weight on aerobic fitness and body composition. The exercise programme is ... Read More


The Sleepy8 project gets ethical approval

18 April, 2011

On 26 January 2011, Deborah Savin made a detailed application to the Faculty of Applied Sciences Research Ethics Committee, University of Chester seeking ethical approval for a study into the impact of hand-held weights when incorporated into a 6-week exercise programme of treadmill walking. For research conducted by staff and students of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, the ... Read More


Sleepy8 site build underway

14 December, 2010

The website to support the Sleepy8 study is well underway.  The site will provide potential participants with information about the study, what is involved and how to sign up.  And for those who join the study, a wide range of support functions will be made available via the site too. Each participant will be given secure access to their personal progress ... Read More