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  • Created 6 days ago

    Patterns and Trends in Child Obesity

    A presentation of the latest data on child obesity, both Nationally and within London. Prevalence of obesity amongst children in Reception (aged 4-5 years) is 10.3% which is slightly higher than the national average of 9.6%. London has the greatest prevalence of obesity of all regions in England for Year 6 children (aged 10-11 years) with 23.6% of them being classified as obese. Nationally, this figure is 20%.
  • Created 11 days ago

    Children's Engagement with the Outdoors and Sports Activities, UK: 2014 to 2015

    This latest release from the Office for National Statistics provides an analysis of the UK Time Use Survey. This looks at the amount of time children spend engaging with the outdoors and sports activities. Key findings were: • Children aged 8 to 15 years in the UK spent just over an hour (68 minutes) of their leisure time on average per day taking part in an outdoor activity, sports-related activity or travelling on foot or by bicycle....
  • Created 14 days ago

    Encouraging more Disabled People to Volunteer in Sport

    There is a gap in knowledge around disabled people’s level and experience of volunteering generally, and specifically in sport. This research has been designed to compare and contrast disabled and non-disabled people’s experiences. It aims to help understand the barriers preventing disabled people from volunteering and how to help providers overcome these to make their opportunities more appealing, especially in sport.
  • Created 18 days ago

    How to...Look after your mental health using exercise

    There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body - having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also benficial for your mental health and weelbeing? The Mental Health Foundation have created a pocket guide of how you can use exercise to show the positive impact that physical activity can have on your own mental wellbeing, including some tips and sug...
  • Created 19 days ago

    Sporting Future: Second Annual Report

    Sporting Future set out a new government vision to redefine what success looks like in sport by concentrating on five key outcomes - physical wellbeing, mental wellbeing, individual development, social and community development and economic development. The second annual report on the strategy sets out the progress that has been made in the past year, and focuses on ten key themes and areas of progress: Cross-government working Cha...
  • Created 21 days ago

    Walking and Cycling Statistics: England 2016

    This report  presents statistics on walking and cycling in England for 2016, including the proportion of adults participating at a local authority level. Key findings were that people are walking less often but cycling further compared to ten years ago. Also, two fifths of adults walk for travel at least once a week and one in eight adults cycle for any purpose at least once a week.
  • Created 24 days ago

    Reconomics Plus: The Economic, Health and Social Value of Outdoor Recreation

    The Sport and Recreation Alliance has launched Reconomics Plus, an online resource to help sport and recreation organisations demonstrate the impact of their work on the economy, our health and local communities. This new resource brings together the latest research and statistics, produced in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, to highlight the contribution of outdoor recreation in England. Reconomics Plus, builds on ...
  • Created a month ago

    Sources of Resilience and their Moderating Relationships with Harms from Adverse Childhood Experiences

    Taking part in sport protects children who are abused or neglected from developing mental health problems in later life, according to this major public health study. People who had adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) but regularly played sports as children were less likely to have a mental illness as an adult. People who had traumatic childhoods were also more likely to be mentally healthy if they took part in sport as adults. in fact,...
  • Created a month ago

    Coaching in the UK

    UK Coaching commissioned YouGov to survey 20,000 adults and 1,000 children in 2017. The primary aim of the survey was to explore the experience of receiving coaching and the experience of being a coach. The survey incorporated a broader definition of coaching, to include anyone involved in or receiving coaching across the whole sport and physical activity sector. Three statistical summaries of data relating to coaches, adult participant...
  • Created 2 months ago

    Health Survey for England, 2016

    The Health Survey for England series was designed to monitor trends in the nation's health; estimating the proportion of people in England who have specified health conditions, and the prevalence of risk factors and behaviours associated with these conditions. The surveys provide regular information that cannot be obtained from other sources. The surveys have been carried out since 1994 by the Joint Health Surveys Unit of NatCen Social...