University of Exeter

Children’s health and exercise: research and dissemination


Funded in part by its own charity, the Healthy Heart Research Trust, the research, teaching, publications and extensive media coverage of the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre have raised awareness both among professionals and the general public of children’s inactivity and its implications. The child-centred innovative research programme has pioneered techniques now adopted internationally, challenging conventional understanding. Close association with local schools has initiated and sustained a fitness movement throughout the UK and projects have been run with a number of top companies.