Category Archives: Health and Fitness

Need a break from study? Try yoga restore

Starting next week, the UC RecCentre is offering all members free Yoga Restore classes during the exam period. 

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, stressed out or just sick of sitting at your desk all day, take a load off and chill out with Yoga Restore. 

Check out the class times here https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucreccentre/timetables/

Space is limited and tokens are required. These can be collected from reception 30 mins before the class begins. Members only.

Not sure what yoga restore is? All the details are here…
https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucreccentre/group-fitness/yoga-restore/ 

Low dose trampolining for health study – call for participants

Tane Clement is lead researcher on a PhD study investigating how sustained low dose trampoline use affects health. You can be part of this study. You will need to bounce 100 times 4 to 5 times a day, for an 8 week period, on a trampoline set up in Mechanical Engineering, Robert Scott Atrium.

At 0, 4 and 8 weeks, Tane will measure your weight, body fat percentage, aerobic capacity, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose to assess any improvements in health variables from participating in low dose trampolining.

The study uses the Springfree™ trampoline, known as the world’s safest trampoline. The study has been approved by the Human Ethics Committee and is supervised by Keith Alexander and Nick Draper.

For complete participant information email: tane.clement@pg.canterbury.ac.nz.

Jump for health

We’ve all heard the recommended amount of daily exercise is 30 minutes, done at least five times a week. But what is the best way to get fit? High-intensity? High frequency? Here’s your chance to find out!

PhD student Tane Clement from the School of Health Sciences is investigating how low-dose, high-frequency exercise on a trampoline affects aerobic capacity and common health markers such as blood pressure, cholesterol and weight.

Join in this research study for a chance to learn more about your health. The study involves completing 100 bounces of a trampoline three to five times a week, over a period of eight weeks. So about two minutes of exercise per day. An application will be used to record your jump height each day, with the goal being to improve the total jump height over the eight weeks. The trampoline is located in the Robert J. Scott Atrium (Mechanical Engineering building), so is nice and convenient for anyone who comes into uni each day anyway.

If you’re interested in volunteering for the study, contact Tane for more information and to sign up, email tane.clement@pg.canterbury.ac.nz

 The project is being carried out by Tane Clement, under the supervision of Nick Draper (nick.draper@canterbury.ac.nz) and Keith Alexander (keith.alexander@canterbury.ac.nz). Nick can be contacted at nick.draper@canterbury.ac.nz. He will be pleased to discuss any concerns you may have about participation in the project.