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Sport for All? Why Ethnicity and Culture Matters in Sport and Physical Activity Sport for All? Why Ethnicity and Culture Matters in Sport and Physical Activity

London Sport
Updated 10 days ago
'Sport for All' highlights ethnicity gap in sport; people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are far less likely to be physically active. This report is the most comprehensive ever picture of how people from BAME communities are taking part in sport and physical activity. The report considers: ·       Overall levels of activity and the significant differences between different ethnic groups ·       The types of act... 'Sport for All' highlights ethnicity gap in sport; people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are far less likely to be physically active. This report is the most comprehensive ever picture of how pe...

Making London Child-Friendly Making London Child-Friendly

London Sport
Created 17 days ago
This report highlights how the design of the built environment can increase opportunities for young Londoners to be independently mobile within their neighbourhoods and the city. Produced by the Mayor’s Good Growth by Design programme, it recognises and consolidates the research, policy and other work that has already been done in this area, defining a set of key principles and best practice approaches to support independent mobility an... This report highlights how the design of the built environment can increase opportunities for young Londoners to be independently mobile within their neighbourhoods and the city. Produced by the Mayor’s Good Growth by De...

Activity Alliance Annual Disability and Activity Survey 2019-20 Activity Alliance Annual Disability and Activity Survey 2019-20

London Sport
Created 20 days ago
Activity Alliance’s Annual Disability and Activity Survey is supported by Sport England. It gives an in-depth comparison of disabled and non-disabled adults’ experiences of sport and activity. Statistics continue to show disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled people. This new report helps readers to understand the motivations, barriers and scope for improvement in more detail. It gives an in-depth comparison ... Activity Alliance’s Annual Disability and Activity Survey is supported by Sport England. It gives an in-depth comparison of disabled and non-disabled adults’ experiences of sport and activity. Statistics continue to show...

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

London Sport
Created a month 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

London Sport
Created a month 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

London Sport
Created a month 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

London Sport
Created a month 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

London Sport
Created a month 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

London Sport
Created a month 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

London Sport
Created 2 months 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...