Marie H Murphy
Affiliation: University of Ulster
- Evaluation of different recruitment and randomisation methods in a trial of general practitioner-led interventions to increase physical activity: a randomised controlled feasibility study with factorial designFiona C Warren
Primary Care Research Group, University of Exeter Medical School, St Luke s Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter EX1 2LU, UK
Trials 15:134. 2014..We investigated the feasibility of (i) delivering three interventions to promote physical activity in inactive participants and (ii) different methods of participant recruitment and randomised allocation...
- Does doing housework keep you healthy? The contribution of domestic physical activity to meeting current recommendations for healthMarie H Murphy
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, CO, Antrim BT37 0QB, UK
BMC Public Health 13:966. 2013....
- Physical activity, walking and leanness: an analysis of the Northern Ireland Sport and Physical Activity Survey (SAPAS)M H Murphy
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, BT37 0QB, UK
Prev Med 54:140-4. 2012..To report on the contribution walking makes to total weekly physical activity and the relationship between the volume and intensity of walking and leanness in a representative sample of the Northern Ireland population...
- Exercise and postprandial lipaemia: effects on peripheral vascular function, oxidative stress and gastrointestinal transitMiriam Clegg
Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Lipids Health Dis 6:30. 2007..05). There were no changes in gastric emptying, cholesterol, or C-reactive protein levels. These data suggest that acute exercise prior to the consumption of a high-fat meal has the potential to reduce vascular impairments...
- The biochemical, physiological and psychological consequences of a "1,000 miles in 1,000 hours" walking challengeM H Murphy
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, Belfast, BT37 OQB, UK
Eur J Appl Physiol 112:781-8. 2012..Participation in this novel '1,000 mile 1,000 h' walking challenge evoked considerable physiological stress in a fit, healthy middle-aged participant but did not markedly alter cognitive performance or mood over the 42-day period...
- Session 1: Public health nutrition: Physical activity prescription for public healthMarie H Murphy
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, UK
Proc Nutr Soc 69:178-84. 2010..The immense challenge for public health professionals now lies in encouraging the sedentary population to adopt a more active lifestyle...
- Accumulated versus continuous exercise for health benefit: a review of empirical studiesMarie H Murphy
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Sports Med 39:29-43. 2009....
- The effect of walking on fitness, fatness and resting blood pressure: a meta-analysis of randomised, controlled trialsMarie H Murphy
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Newtownabbey Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, BT37 0QB, UK
Prev Med 44:377-85. 2007..The purpose of this review was to perform a meta-analysis on walking intervention studies in order to quantify the magnitude and direction of walking-induced changes that may alter selected cardiovascular risk factors...
- The effect of a worksite based walking programme on cardiovascular risk in previously sedentary civil servants [NCT00284479]Marie H Murphy
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK
BMC Public Health 6:136. 2006..This study examined the effects of 45 minutes self-paced walking, 2 d. wk(-1) on aerobic fitness, blood pressure (BP), body composition, lipids and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) in previously sedentary civil servants...
- Effect of α-lipoic acid and exercise training on cardiovascular disease risk in obesity with impaired glucose toleranceAndrea M McNeilly
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Jordanstown, BT37 OQB, UK
Lipids Health Dis 10:217. 2011..However, when α-lipoic acid is combined with exercise, this atherogenic effect is abolished...
- The effects of 60 minutes of brisk walking per week, accumulated in two different patterns, on cardiovascular riskElaine M Murtagh
School of Applied Medical Science and Sports Studies, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Shore Road, Newtownabbey Co Antrim, BT37 0QB, Northern Ireland
Prev Med 41:92-7. 2005....
- Seasonal and annual variation in young children's physical activityDavid P McKee
Department of Health and Physical Education, Stranmillis University College, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Med Sci Sports Exerc 44:1318-24. 2012..The aims of this study were to 1) examine the influence of season and increasing age on objectively assessed PA in preschool children and 2) examine the stability of young children's PA rankings during 1 yr...
- Acute exercise and impaired glucose tolerance in obese humansConor M McClean
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Shore Road Belfast, County Antrim, BT37 OQB, Northern Ireland
J Clin Lipidol 3:262-8. 2009..The aim of this study was to examine the effects of acute aerobic exercise on glycemia, regional arterial stiffness, and oxidative stress in obese subjects with IGT...
- The impact of acute moderate intensity exercise on arterial regional stiffness, lipid peroxidation, and antioxidant status in healthy malesConor M McClean
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Res Sports Med 19:1-13. 2011..05). Retinol and lycopene were increased following exercise (P < 0.05). These findings suggest that acute moderate exercise has no effect on PWV and LOOHs, but it can increase systemic antioxidants, which may be of benefit to health...
- Speed and exercise intensity of recreational walkersElaine M Murtagh
School of Applied Medical Sciences and Sports Studies, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, BT37 0QB, Northern Ireland
Prev Med 35:397-400. 2002..However, little is known about whether recreational walkers self-select a pace which elicits this intensity and how they interpret the term "brisk walking."..
- Reducing the decline in physical activity during pregnancy: a systematic review of behaviour change interventionsSinead Currie
Maternal, Fetal and Infant Research Centre, Institute of Nursing and Health Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland
PLoS ONE 8:e66385. 2013..This systematic review evaluated the content of PA interventions to reduce the decline of PA in pregnant women with a specific emphasis on the behaviour change techniques employed to elicit this change...
- The effect of acute aerobic exercise on pulse wave velocity and oxidative stress following postprandial hypertriglyceridemia in healthy menConor M Mc Clean
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute, School of Sports Studies, University of Ulster, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, County Antrim, BT37 OQB, UK
Eur J Appl Physiol 100:225-34. 2007..52 +/- 0.05 vs. 0.41 +/- 0.1 units mul(-1); P < 0.05). These findings suggest that a single session of aerobic exercise can ameliorate the postprandial impairments in arterial function by possibly reducing oxidative stress levels...