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BBC News – Can Blondie drummer solve the obesity problem?

I’m glad the Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland is getting some love from the BBC…

Rock ‘n roll is not known for promoting a healthy lifestyle, but two sports scientists hope to demonstrate how drummers require the stamina of a Premiership footballer.

Blondie’s Clem Burke has been working on a project which aims to discover whether drumming could hit obesity levels.

University academics Dr Marcus Smith and Dr Steve Draper have addressed the question of “whether the modern day rock and pop drummer should be considered an athlete as well as an artist”.

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Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.