This executive summary from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine - Sheffield sought to understand physical activity pathways for people with long-term health conditions more deeply, and then co-produce guidance with them that will improve physical activity opportunities and experiences.
There were 3 key phases to their research, with 350 participants engaging in an online conversation as part of phase 1 on topic such as what could be done differently to make it easier to be active with a health condition. During the next phase there were in-depth interviews and focus groups conducted with 26 stakeholders from 23 physical activity and health sector organisations across the UK to evaluate the key themes that were developed in phase one. In the final phase, there was a second national online conversation to check and refine the key themes from the first two phases.
Key findings and recommendations are included in the summary to help establish what makes a positive physical activity experience for those with long term health conditions.