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

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Created 6 months 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 PeopleEngland Netball Releases New Strategy for Disabled People

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Created 6 months 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 FarSport England Digital Innovation - The Story So Far

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Created 6 months 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...

Latest Activity Figures on Children and Young People PublishedLatest Activity Figures on Children and Young People Published

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Updated 6 months ago
Children’s activity levels are on the rise, according to Sport England’s second annual Active Lives Children and Young People Survey. The report, covering the academic year 2018/19, showed an increase of 3.6% in the number of children in England doing an average of 60 minutes or more of physical activity a day. That means that 46.8% of the nation’s children and young people are meeting the recommended level, with the increase driven by ...Children’s activity levels are on the rise, according to Sport England’s second annual Active Lives Children and Young People Survey. The report, covering the academic year 2018/19, showed an increase of 3.6% in the numb...

Physiotherapy Can Help Tackle Long-Term Sickness AbsencePhysiotherapy Can Help Tackle Long-Term Sickness Absence

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Created 6 months ago
Organisations should be making the health and well-being of their staff a core priority, and using interventions like physiotherapy to help people return to work. This is according to new guidance on workplace health, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It covers how to help people return to work after long-term sickness absence, reduce recurring sickness absence, and help prevent people moving fro...Organisations should be making the health and well-being of their staff a core priority, and using interventions like physiotherapy to help people return to work. This is according to new guidance on workplace health, pu...

Number of People with Obesity Almost Doubles in 20 YearsNumber of People with Obesity Almost Doubles in 20 Years

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Created 6 months ago
The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last 20 years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new analysis released by Diabetes UK. The figures from the Health Survey for England (1997-2017) estimate that there are now 13 million people over the age of 16 with a BMI of 30 or above which classifies as obese, an increase of more than 6 million since 1997. In England 29% of adults and 20% of 10 to 11 year olds...The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last 20 years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new analysis released by Diabetes UK. The figures from the Health Survey for England (1997-2017) ...

New WHO-Led Study Says Majority of Adolescents Worldwide are Not Sufficiently Physically ActiveNew WHO-Led Study Says Majority of Adolescents Worldwide are Not Sufficiently Physically Active

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Created 6 months ago
The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. The study, published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal and produced by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO), finds that more than 80% of school-going adolescents globally did not meet current recommendations of at least one h...The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years. The study, published in The Lancet ...

Play Time and Sport with School Children just what the Doctor OrderedPlay Time and Sport with School Children just what the Doctor Ordered

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Created 7 months ago
School children across the country are supporting ‘at risk’ older adults to lead healthy and happy lives through a new project developed by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and supported by GPs. The programme brings the two loneliest generations together to play sport and get active and has seen a GP surgery in Weymouth start to prescribe older adults at risk of loneliness regular walks with young people. The launch of Active Ac...School children across the country are supporting ‘at risk’ older adults to lead healthy and happy lives through a new project developed by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and supported by GPs. The programme bri...

Mind and the EFL Launch Goals Worth Talking About CampaignMind and the EFL Launch Goals Worth Talking About Campaign

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Created 7 months ago
Mind and the English Football League (EFL), have launched an awareness campaign, Goals Worth Talking About, as part of its charity partnership. Football fans at a number of EFL Clubs across the country have voted for their club’s most iconic EFL moment; each of which is set to be immortalised as street art in their respective cities. The murals will appear around the country with the aim of highlighting how football is often a conversat...Mind and the English Football League (EFL), have launched an awareness campaign, Goals Worth Talking About, as part of its charity partnership. Football fans at a number of EFL Clubs across the country have voted for the...

£12 Million Boost for Youth Projects£12 Million Boost for Youth Projects

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Created 7 months ago
Youth projects across the country will receive a £12 million boost as part of the Government’s commitment to help young people thrive and level up opportunities, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan announced. The investment includes up to £7 million for a Youth Accelerator Fund that will expand existing successful projects, and address urgent needs in the youth sector by delivering extra sessions in youth clubs, and promoting positive activi...Youth projects across the country will receive a £12 million boost as part of the Government’s commitment to help young people thrive and level up opportunities, Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan announced. The investment i...