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Exercise for Health is an independent website providing information about research into the use of exercise for preventing and treating non-communicable diseases (NCDs). We aim to build this website to include every long-term trial performed into the use of exercise for the treatment of NCDs. If you would like to contact us, please get in touch HERE.

Adam Bentley, lead research reviewer


Adam Bentley is an Exercise Science researcher, sports science consultant and former Team GB strength & conditioning coach. He received his MSc in Exercise Physiology with a focus on sarcopenia from Manchester Metropolitan University, in the UK.

Currently, Adam works at Manchester Metropolitan University as a research assistant into physical activity and health and also maintains a small health and fitness consultancy called Sandbach & East Cheshire Personal Training.

Darren Player, research reviewer


Darren Player is an Exercise Science researcher. He received a First Class BSc in Sport Science and Personal Training at the University of Bedfordshire before going on to complete a PhD in Muscle Cellular and Molecular Physiology. He has published several papers exploring the molecular physiology of exercise adaptation. Darren translates his academic knowledge into practice as a GP referral personal trainer through his consultancy DP Health and Fitness. Currently, Darren works as a post-doctoral research associate, developing a human in-vitro model of the neuromuscular junction, for pre-clinical testing of neuromuscular disease therapies.

Chris Beardsley, research reviewer


Chris Beardsley is the Managing Director of Strength & Conditioning Research Limited, which publishes the industry-leading monthly research review of the latest strength & conditioning, biomechanics, anatomy and physiology, and sports medicine research. This publication is essential reading for all strength coaches, personal trainers, physiotherapists, and sports medicine physicians. Chris is also a biomechanics researcher, with an interest in musculoskeletal injury prevention.