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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.

LAST CALL – VOLUNTEER AND BE FEATURED IN THIS YEAR’S O DAY VIDEO

Calling all students looking for their 15 seconds of fame!

Were you made for the camera and spotlight? Do you have an outgoing and vibrant personality?

Every year, UC produces a brief 2 – 3 minute video to be shown at Orientation Day to students new to the University. The video will highlight the resources and services offered to students. Who better to give new students a first look at campus life than our current ones?

You must be available for filming the morning of Friday 25 January. We only have a couple of spots left so don’t wait. 

If you’re keen to take part, please email Communications at travis.lawson@canterbury.ac.nz by midday Friday 18 January 2019.

VOLUNTEER AND FEATURE IN THE 2019 O DAY VIDEO

Calling all students looking for their 15 seconds of fame!

Were you made for the camera and spotlight? Do you have an outgoing and vibrant personality?

Every year, UC produces a brief 2–3 minute video to be shown at Orientation Day to students new to UC. The video will highlight the resources and services offered to students. Who better to give new students a first look at campus life than current students?

You must be available for filming in mid/late-January 2019. We only have 10 spots so don’t wait! 

If you’re keen to take part, please email travis.lawson@canterbury.ac.nz by Friday 11 January 2019.

**Six lucky students who volunteer to participate before 17 December 2018 will receive a $10 food voucher redeemable at UCSA outlets on campus (the catch is you must spend it by 19 December 2018!).**