What is the study about?
We are trying to find out whether exercise can improve bone health in the menopause. This information might be useful for deciding what type of exercise is beneficial for bone health and for preventing osteoporosis (brittle bone disease).
You will be required to take part in an exercise intervention lasting 8 months, in which you will be required to exercise for just 10 minutes on three occasions per week. All the exercises can be done in your own home or at a place most convenient for you, although once a month, we will invite you to come into the University to check on your progress. You will also be required to attend the sport and exercise physiology laboratory at Staffordshire University, Stoke Campus, on three separate occasions, once before the intervention starts, once at the end of the 8 months, then a third time, three months after the intervention has finished. On these occasions, we will assess your bone health using a foot bone scanner, your balance, leg power and ask you questions about your current health and medical history.
Take part in this study
We are looking for a total of 134 volunteers who are over the age of 50 and who are postmenopausal. If you meet these criteria and are also not using any HRT or have no medical or health condition preventing you from taking part, please contact Jacky Forsyth at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01782 294057.