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Costs Rising For Young Athletes Costs Rising For Young Athletes

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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 Health Groundbreaking New Platform Launched To Support Mental Health

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Created 4 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 Launches Fastest Drop in Smoking Rates in Over a Decade as Stoptober Launches

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Created 4 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 Funding The Chartered Socity of Physiotherapists Launches Exciting Strengthening Initiative Using National Lottery Funding

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Created 4 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 Launched Board Diversification Project Launched

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Created 4 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 2025 Stronger Focus on Nutrition within Health Services could Save 3.7 million Lives by 2025

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Created 4 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 Officers New Physical Activity Guidelines Issued by UK Chief Medical Officers

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Created 4 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...

Government Must Commit to Long-Term Funding of PE & Sport Premium Government Must Commit to Long-Term Funding of PE & Sport Premium

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Created 4 months ago
New research commissioned by the Sport and Recreation Alliance has revealed that primary schools need greater certainty over the long-term funding of the PE and Sport Premium in order to deliver sustainable improvements in school sport. The research, conducted by Durham University’s Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, shows that the lack of clarity surrounding the future of this funding, combined with year-to-year allocations, ma... New research commissioned by the Sport and Recreation Alliance has revealed that primary schools need greater certainty over the long-term funding of the PE and Sport Premium in order to deliver sustainable improvements ...

Alliance Map Reveals Alarming Picture of Childhood Inactivity Alliance Map Reveals Alarming Picture of Childhood Inactivity

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Created 4 months ago
The Sport and Recreation Alliance has revealed an activity map which shows the alarming number of children and young people who fail to meet minimum recommended levels of activity in England. Across the country 82.5% of children are not active for at least one hour per day, the guidance provided by the Chief Medical Officer. In areas such as Sheffield, Sunderland, Wolverhampton and Westminster – this rate rises towards, and over, 90%. M... The Sport and Recreation Alliance has revealed an activity map which shows the alarming number of children and young people who fail to meet minimum recommended levels of activity in England. Across the country 82.5% of ...

Whole Systems Approach to Obesity Whole Systems Approach to Obesity

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Created 5 months ago
Tackling obesity and helping people achieve or maintain a healthier weight is complex. Most of the adult population in England is living with overweight or obesity and whilst the majority of the younger generation remain a healthy weight, it is not the case for every child, and particularly so for those living in our more deprived areas. We all have a responsibility to act now to support these families and children and to create local e... Tackling obesity and helping people achieve or maintain a healthier weight is complex. Most of the adult population in England is living with overweight or obesity and whilst the majority of the younger generation remain...