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This Girl Can Campaign Returns with New TV Advert This Girl Can Campaign Returns with New TV Advert

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Created 9 days ago
This Girl Can is back with a brand-new TV advert to inspire more women and girls to take part in sport and physical activity. The advert, which will premiere nationally Friday 17th January 2020, shows the raw unfiltered reality of women exercising in whatever way that works for them. Launched in 2015, This Girl Can has been working to address the significant gender gap found in sports and exercise, to build women’s confidence around bei... This Girl Can is back with a brand-new TV advert to inspire more women and girls to take part in sport and physical activity. The advert, which will premiere nationally Friday 17th January 2020, shows the raw unfiltered ...

British Blind Sport Launches Activity Finder British Blind Sport Launches Activity Finder

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Created 9 days ago
British Blind Sport has announced the launch of the BBS Activity Finder in January 2020. The Finder is a new and innovative way for blind and partially sighted people, family members and professionals to search for visually impaired friendly clubs and community groups across the United Kingdom. Over the last year, British Blind Sport has worked to ensure that the database is comprehensive and covers over 30 different sports and activiti... British Blind Sport has announced the launch of the BBS Activity Finder in January 2020. The Finder is a new and innovative way for blind and partially sighted people, family members and professionals to search for visua...

Twenty Sites to Receive Funding for Accessible Pool Facilities Twenty Sites to Receive Funding for Accessible Pool Facilities

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Created 16 days ago
Swim England has revealed the 20 sites across the UK, which are receiving funding to create inclusive swimming environments for people with long-term health conditions, impairments and rehabilitation needs. The London Marathon Charitable Trust (The Trust) provided a £750,000 grant to allow Swim England and partners - Activity Alliance, Community Leisure UK and GLL – to enhance the swimming amenities at these community pools. All organis... Swim England has revealed the 20 sites across the UK, which are receiving funding to create inclusive swimming environments for people with long-term health conditions, impairments and rehabilitation needs. The London Ma...

Major Investment to Help Poorest Children Get Active Major Investment to Help Poorest Children Get Active

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Created 16 days ago
Children from some of the poorest areas in England will have the chance to get physically active by trying a wider range of sports that may not have traditionally been accessible in their area. Sport England have awarded £500,000 of National Lottery funding to UK charity Sport Inspired to help more than 9,000 children, young people and families live happier, healthier lives through sport. The charity, which was set up in 2008, delivers ... Children from some of the poorest areas in England will have the chance to get physically active by trying a wider range of sports that may not have traditionally been accessible in their area. Sport England have awarded...

State of Health in the EU: Shift to Prevention and Primary Care is the Most Important Trend across Countries State of Health in the EU: Shift to Prevention and Primary Care is the Most Important Trend across Countries

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Created 22 days ago
The European Commission has published the reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. They provide an in-depth analysis of health systems, looking at the health of the population and important risk factors, as well as the effectiveness, accessibility and resilience of health systems in each EU Member State. They clearly reflect shared objectives, and reveal potential areas where the Commission can encourage mutual... The European Commission has published the reports that depict the profile of health systems in 30 countries. They provide an in-depth analysis of health systems, looking at the health of the population and important risk...

Walking and Cycling to Work Linked with Fewer Heart Attacks Walking and Cycling to Work Linked with Fewer Heart Attacks

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Created 22 days ago
An active commute to work is linked to a lower rate of heart attacks according to a new study which the British Heart Foundation part-funded. In areas in England where walking or cycling to work were more common in 2011, the rates of heart attacks were lower for both men and women across the following two years. The researchers from the University of Leeds acknowledged that this difference in heart attack rates could be partly explained... An active commute to work is linked to a lower rate of heart attacks according to a new study which the British Heart Foundation part-funded. In areas in England where walking or cycling to work were more common in 2011,...

Labelling Foods with the Amount of Physical Activity needed to Burn Off Calories Linked to Healthier Choices Labelling Foods with the Amount of Physical Activity needed to Burn Off Calories Linked to Healthier Choices

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Created a month ago
Labelling food and drinks with the amount and type of physical activity needed to burn off the calories in it might be a more effective way of encouraging people to make ‘healthier’ dietary choices, indicates research led by Loughborough University. Physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) food labelling aims to show how many minutes or miles of physical activity are needed to burn off the calories in a particular food or drink. For ... Labelling food and drinks with the amount and type of physical activity needed to burn off the calories in it might be a more effective way of encouraging people to make ‘healthier’ dietary choices, indicates research le...

Five Minutes of Exercise Each Day May Help Reduce Risk of Hip Fractures in Postmenopausal Women Five Minutes of Exercise Each Day May Help Reduce Risk of Hip Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

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Created a month ago
As we age, our bones lose strength, but research at the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine has shown that just five minutes of exercise each day may benefit hip strength in postmenopausal women. Dr Katherine Brooke-Wavell, a senior lecturer in Human Biology in the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, explained: “There are over 79,000 hip fractures in the UK each year, with hospital costs at £1130 mil... As we age, our bones lose strength, but research at the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine has shown that just five minutes of exercise each day may benefit hip strength in postmenopausal women. Dr Katherin...

England Netball Releases New Strategy for Disabled People England Netball Releases New Strategy for Disabled People

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Created a month ago
England Netball has announced the launch of its new Disability Strategy. In this the governing body outlines its plans to increase participation numbers in deaf and disabled women and girls. The strategy was introduced off the back of Sport England’s Active Lives 2017/18 report, which found that disabled people are twice as likely to be physically inactive than non-disabled people. In addition, it found that just short of a million peop... England Netball has announced the launch of its new Disability Strategy. In this the governing body outlines its plans to increase participation numbers in deaf and disabled women and girls. The strategy was introduced o...

Sport England Digital Innovation - The Story So Far Sport England Digital Innovation - The Story So Far

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Created a month ago
In 2016, Sport England stated in their new strategy that they wanted to “encourage others to invest and innovate in markets with the greatest potential by making insight freely available, creating data standards, requiring those we fund to share their data and working with the Open Data Institute to promote the principles of shared data”. This statement was built on learnings from previous work and with less than two years left on the ... In 2016, Sport England stated in their new strategy that they wanted to “encourage others to invest and innovate in markets with the greatest potential by making insight freely available, creating data standards, requiri...