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Physical Activity in Retirement Transitions Study: Report and Results Physical Activity in Retirement Transitions Study: Report and Results

London Sport
Created 5 months ago
The Physical Activity and Retirement Transitions Study (PARTS) was undertaken by Active Norfolk in partnership with UEA and funded by Sport England. The study set out to explore how retirement impacts on physical activity as well as the personal experiences, barriers and facilitators to being and keeping active whilst transitioning from work into retirement. The methods used in the PARTS include: - A review of existing literature was ca... The Physical Activity and Retirement Transitions Study (PARTS) was undertaken by Active Norfolk in partnership with UEA and funded by Sport England. The study set out to explore how retirement impacts on physical activit...

We Are Undefeatable Campaign Launched We Are Undefeatable Campaign Launched

London Sport
Created 5 months ago
Sport England is working with 15 leading health and social care charities to inspire and support those with long-term health conditions build physical activity into their lives. A major new campaign has been launched to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England. We Are Undefeatable aims to help those with conditions such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson’s to build physical... Sport England is working with 15 leading health and social care charities to inspire and support those with long-term health conditions build physical activity into their lives. A major new campaign has been launched to ...

Swim England and UK Deaf Sport Ensure Deaf Swimmers Have Equal Starts Swim England and UK Deaf Sport Ensure Deaf Swimmers Have Equal Starts

London Sport
Created 5 months ago
The start of a race can be challenging for deaf athletes, especially those who are unable to wear their hearing aids or cochlear implants in the water. As part of an ongoing project, an unprecedented number of facilities in England which host level one and level two meets have been equipped with strobe lighting to ensure deaf swimmers have equal starts to their peers. Out of the 69 facilities which held these meets in the 2018-19 season... The start of a race can be challenging for deaf athletes, especially those who are unable to wear their hearing aids or cochlear implants in the water. As part of an ongoing project, an unprecedented number of facilities...

Can Physical Activity Offset the Health Risks of Sitting Too Long? Can Physical Activity Offset the Health Risks of Sitting Too Long?

London Sport
Created 5 months ago
At least 150 minutes of exercise per week could substantially reduce or offset the health risks of sitting for long periods of time, research suggests. The study, led by the University of Sydney in collaboration with Loughborough University, found that by replacing sitting with physical activity – but not standing – reduced the risk of premature death among people who sit for over six hours a day. The study also discovered that people w... At least 150 minutes of exercise per week could substantially reduce or offset the health risks of sitting for long periods of time, research suggests. The study, led by the University of Sydney in collaboration with Lou...

Activity Investment for Low Income Groups Activity Investment for Low Income Groups

London Sport
Created 5 months ago
Sport England’s TIED Fund – Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage – uses National Lottery money to help those from lower socio-economic groups to get active. Victims of domestic abuse are among those who will benefit from a £3.3 million investment in tackling inactivity. A total of 34 projects will benefit from the investment. Sport England’s latest Active Lives Adult Survey revealed that a third of people in lower paid and rout... Sport England’s TIED Fund – Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage – uses National Lottery money to help those from lower socio-economic groups to get active. Victims of domestic abuse are among those who will ben...

A Sporting Chance: An Independent Review Into the Role of Sport in the Justice System A Sporting Chance: An Independent Review Into the Role of Sport in the Justice System

London Sport
Created 5 months ago
An independent review into the role of sport in the justice system which highlights the role that sport and physical activity can play in rehabilitation and reducing reoffending, identifies best practice from across the custodial estate and makes recommendations for enhancing provision. Working with people in prison and tackling reoffending is one of the biggest challenges our society faces, and one in which sport has a unique and impor... An independent review into the role of sport in the justice system which highlights the role that sport and physical activity can play in rehabilitation and reducing reoffending, identifies best practice from across the ...

Online Course to Educate Coaches About People with Mental Health Problems Online Course to Educate Coaches About People with Mental Health Problems

London Sport
Created 5 months ago
A new online training course aims to help coaches and sport and physical activity providers increase their knowledge of mental health. The course is the result of a collaboration between Sport England, UK Coaching, 1st4sport and mental health charity Mind. Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity is designed to equip people with the skills to support and engage people experiencing mental health problems, as well as impres... A new online training course aims to help coaches and sport and physical activity providers increase their knowledge of mental health. The course is the result of a collaboration between Sport England, UK Coaching, 1st4s...

Mixed Ability Sport Can Positively Impact Individuals and Communities Mixed Ability Sport Can Positively Impact Individuals and Communities

London Sport
Created 5 months ago
A report on the impact of mixed ability sport has been released by International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) as part of their Sport England funded Mixed Ability Sports Development Programme (MASDP). Key findings highlight that mixed activity (with disabled and non-disabled people) can have a positive impact at an individual, club and societal level. Created by IMAS, the Mixed Ability Sport Development Programme (MASPD) aims to promote s... A report on the impact of mixed ability sport has been released by International Mixed Ability Sports (IMAS) as part of their Sport England funded Mixed Ability Sports Development Programme (MASDP). Key findings highligh...

Active Practice Charter Launched: New Toolkit Aims to Help GPs Encourage Physical Activity Active Practice Charter Launched: New Toolkit Aims to Help GPs Encourage Physical Activity

London Sport
Created 6 months ago
Sport England have teamed up with the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) to launch the Active Practice Charter that inspires and celebrates GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity in their patients and staff. With one in four people saying they would be more active if it was recommended by a GP or nurse, the charter includes a toolkit that will support time-poor GPs to raise the subject of activity with patients and achieve Act... Sport England have teamed up with the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) to launch the Active Practice Charter that inspires and celebrates GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity in their patients and staff. Wi...

Active Students Enjoy Better Mental Health and are Less Likely to Feel Lonely, According to New Research. Active Students Enjoy Better Mental Health and are Less Likely to Feel Lonely, According to New Research.

London Sport
Created 6 months ago
A new study of college students from not-for-profit health body ukactive and AoC Sport has found that physical activity could be a major tool in battling rising levels of loneliness among younger people, with active students 21% less likely to report feeling lonely all the time. The research also found a raft of additional mental health benefits for students who regularly exercise: active students rated their life satisfaction significa... A new study of college students from not-for-profit health body ukactive and AoC Sport has found that physical activity could be a major tool in battling rising levels of loneliness among younger people, with active stud...