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Augmented Reality Used In Tennis Safeguarding CampaignAugmented Reality Used In Tennis Safeguarding Campaign

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Created 7 months ago
Sport England have partnered with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to launch an innovative safeguarding awareness campaign that uses augmented reality technology to help keep those involved in sport safe. In order to recognise and report a safeguarding issue it is paramount that all parents, coaches and players are aware of the signs of abuse. The ‘Safe to Play’ campaign will see all LTA registered venues provided with pocket-sized car...Sport England have partnered with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) to launch an innovative safeguarding awareness campaign that uses augmented reality technology to help keep those involved in sport safe. In order to re...

One Million More Active in EnglandOne Million More Active in England

 London Sport
Created 7 months ago
The highest ever levels of activity have been recorded by Sport England’s latest Active Lives Adult Survey, with 1 million more people physically active than when the survey began. Based on data gathered from 180,000 respondents (aged 16+) in the 12 months from May 2018 to May 2019, 1,015,700 more people are active compared to when the survey started, in 2015. That takes the total number of active people – those doing at least 150 minut...The highest ever levels of activity have been recorded by Sport England’s latest Active Lives Adult Survey, with 1 million more people physically active than when the survey began. Based on data gathered from 180,000 res...

WHO and FIFA Team Up For HealthWHO and FIFA Team Up For Health

 London Sport
Created 7 months ago
The World Health Organization (WHO) and football’s world governing body, FIFA, agreed a four-year collaboration to promote healthy lifestyles through football globally. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and FIFA President Gianni Infantino signed the memorandum of understanding at WHO’s Geneva-based headquarters. The agreement includes four areas of collaboration: Advocacy to promote a healthy lifestyle through footba...The World Health Organization (WHO) and football’s world governing body, FIFA, agreed a four-year collaboration to promote healthy lifestyles through football globally. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ...

Costs Rising For Young AthletesCosts Rising For Young Athletes

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Created 8 months ago
Talented young athletes spend, on average, more than £7,000 a year on their sporting endeavours, new research shows. The figures come from a survey of SportsAid athletes and coincides with the charity’s major fundraising week. Information from the 650 respondents shows that investment from the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ has risen from £5,022 to £7,089 a year over the last decade. SportsAid provides both financial and non-financial support to...Talented young athletes spend, on average, more than £7,000 a year on their sporting endeavours, new research shows. The figures come from a survey of SportsAid athletes and coincides with the charity’s major fundraising...

Groundbreaking New Platform Launched To Support Mental HealthGroundbreaking New Platform Launched To Support Mental Health

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Created 8 months ago
Public Health England (PHE), in partnership with the NHS, on Monday 7 October 2019 launched Every Mind Matters to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and support others. It is increasingly recognised that taking care of our mental health is as important as maintaining good physical health. A new PHE survey reveals more than 8 in ten (83%) people have experienced early signs of ...Public Health England (PHE), in partnership with the NHS, on Monday 7 October 2019 launched Every Mind Matters to help people take simple steps to look after their mental health, improve their mental wellbeing and suppor...

Fastest Drop in Smoking Rates in Over a Decade as Stoptober LaunchesFastest Drop in Smoking Rates in Over a Decade as Stoptober Launches

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Created 8 months ago
The latest data from a national smoking study indicates adult smoking rates fell 2.2% from January to July 2019. Figures from the University College London (UCL) Smoking Toolkit Study suggest that smoking rates in England are dropping at the fastest rate in over a decade, with around 200 fewer smokers every hour. Not smoking is now the norm in England - but despite smoking rates being lower than ever before, millions still smoke across ...The latest data from a national smoking study indicates adult smoking rates fell 2.2% from January to July 2019. Figures from the University College London (UCL) Smoking Toolkit Study suggest that smoking rates in Englan...

The Chartered Socity of Physiotherapists Launches Exciting Strengthening Initiative Using National Lottery FundingThe Chartered Socity of Physiotherapists Launches Exciting Strengthening Initiative Using National Lottery Funding

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Created 8 months ago
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) has announced an innovative project with Sport England and the Centre for Ageing Better to find the best ways to promote the benefits of maintaining and improving muscle strength for people visiting their physiotherapist. The 15-month initiative will explore people’s understanding and perceptions of the importance of regular strength and balance activities, and create messaging and approac...The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) has announced an innovative project with Sport England and the Centre for Ageing Better to find the best ways to promote the benefits of maintaining and improving muscle st...

Board Diversification Project LaunchedBoard Diversification Project Launched

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Created 8 months ago
A new survey shows 40% of board members at bodies funded by Sport England and UK Sport are now women. Sport England have partnered with UK Sport and recruitment specialist Perrett Laver to improve the diversity of board members in the sport and physical activity sector. New research into diversity in sport governance reveals that women now account for 40% of board members across bodies funded by either Sport England or UK Sport, but tha...A new survey shows 40% of board members at bodies funded by Sport England and UK Sport are now women. Sport England have partnered with UK Sport and recruitment specialist Perrett Laver to improve the diversity of board ...

Stronger Focus on Nutrition within Health Services could Save 3.7 million Lives by 2025Stronger Focus on Nutrition within Health Services could Save 3.7 million Lives by 2025

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Created 9 months ago
Health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is estimated that the right investment in nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025. “In order to provide quality health services and achieve Universal Health Coverage, nutrition should be positioned as one of the cornerstones of essential healt...Health services must integrate a stronger focus on ensuring optimum nutrition at each stage of a person’s life, according to a new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is estimated that the right in...

New Physical Activity Guidelines Issued by UK Chief Medical OfficersNew Physical Activity Guidelines Issued by UK Chief Medical Officers

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Created 9 months ago
New guidance issued by the UK Chief Medical Officers emphasises the importance of building strength and balance for adults, as well as focusing on cardiovascular exercise. Falls are the main reason older people are taken to A&E, and could be avoided through daily activities such as brisk walking, carrying heavy shopping, climbing stairs, swimming and gardening.  There is strong evidence that physical activity protects against a range of...New guidance issued by the UK Chief Medical Officers emphasises the importance of building strength and balance for adults, as well as focusing on cardiovascular exercise. Falls are the main reason older people are taken...