Exercise & Crohn’s Disease

Exercise & Crohn’s Disease

Is exercise training feasible and useful for adults with Crohn’s Disease? Researchers are looking for people to take part in a new exercise study.  

This study funded by Crohns and Colitis UK is looking for people who have been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease between the ages of 16 to 65 years old.  

Participants will be allocated to three groups where they will complete three exercise sessions per week over a course of twelve weeks. The three groups will focus on:

  • High Intensity Training – stationary cycling at a high intensity for 30 minutes with cardiopulmonary monitoring
  • Moderate Intensity Training – stationary cycling at a medium intensity for 30 minutes with cardiopulmonary monitoring
  • Control group – undertake exercise with no specific recommendations for 30 mins with cardiopulmonary monitoring (This group will be offered a 4 week supervised exercise programme following on from the study period)

In all groups daytime, early morning and evening sessions will be available.

If you are interested in taking part in a supervised exercise programme and would like more information about the study, please contact Dr Lindsay Bottoms:

Email l.bottoms@herts.ac.uk or call 01707 285 685.


Further study details include:

  • Start and end dates of study: May 2016 until March 2017
  • Funder: Crohns and Colitis UK
  • Ethics approval obtained: Yes
  • Lead Researchers: Dr Lindsay Bottoms and Dr Garry Tew
  • Excerise sites: University of East London and University of Winchester

Travel costs will be covered up to £10.90 per session