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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.

Seeking participants – research on nostalgia

Hi All,

I am a PhD student at the Department of Psychology, UC. I am trying to understand aspects of our memory, more specifically the concept of nostalgia and am looking for people to participate in my research.

What the study involves: You will think about an event (I will tell you exactly what to think about) which will be recorded using an EEG or a hand-operated switch, and then answer a few questions about the event and yourself. The study takes about an hour to complete and is conducted at the psychology department. You will receive a $10 petrol voucher or Westfield Gift Card as a token of appreciation for your time. Anyone above the age of 18 can participate; mature students and people above the age of 25 are especially welcome. You cannot take part if you have a hand injury.

The study will be running until mid-November and again from February 2018. Please email me, Oindrila, to book an appointment on obh14@uclive.ac.nz. Also, feel free to contact me later in the year if you are interested but busy at the moment. Any help is appreciated!

Cheers!
Oindrila

Get rewarded for participating in research

Get $15 for 25 minutes participation in a research project.

Right-handed native English speakers, aged 18 to 30 years are urgently needed to participate in a language experiment.

The task is simple – you name a word followed by pressing a key. The task will take no longer than 25 minutes and will be carried out Monday to Friday at the Psychology building from 9am to 3pm.

Participants will receive a $15 Westfield voucher.

If you would like to be involved, please contact: Sandila Tanveer: sta115@uclive.ac.nz