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Baby Boomers: Fit for the FutureBaby Boomers: Fit for the Future

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Added 6 years ago
England's CMO has published a report on the health of adults aged 50-70. In 2014, 8% of England's population were over 75, and by 2039 this will rise to 13.1%. This generation has several opportunities for health improvement, in areas such as physical activity, tobacco consumption and obesity. This report presents an overview of the lifestyles of the 'baby boomer' generation. Key findings include: - 65% had not engaged in moderate phys...England's CMO has published a report on the health of adults aged 50-70. In 2014, 8% of England's population were over 75, and by 2039 this will rise to 13.1%. This generation has several opportunities for health improve...

Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and DietStatistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet

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Added 6 years ago
This statistical report presents a range of information on obesity, physical activity and diet drawn together from a variety of sources for England. Topics covered in the report include: - Trends in obesity and being overweight among different groups of the population - Physical fitness levels and sedentary behaviour - Trends in purchases and expenditure on food and drink, including fruit and vegetable consumption - Health outcomes ...This statistical report presents a range of information on obesity, physical activity and diet drawn together from a variety of sources for England. Topics covered in the report include: - Trends in obesity and being ov...

Design Principles for Tackling Inactivity: What We Know Design Principles for Tackling Inactivity: What We Know

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Added 6 years ago
The 2012 Get Healthy, Get Active initiative funded projects to look into whether sport and physical activity projects can be designed to tackle inactivity, improve public health, reduce health inequalities and manage and prevent long term health conditions. Taking insights from this work, Sport England have developed a set of ten key principles for projects developed to tackle inactivity. These are: 1. Understand the complex nature of ...The 2012 Get Healthy, Get Active initiative funded projects to look into whether sport and physical activity projects can be designed to tackle inactivity, improve public health, reduce health inequalities and manage and...

What Motivates People with Cancer to Get Active?What Motivates People with Cancer to Get Active?

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Added 6 years ago
Macmillan has produced a report on understanding the motivations and barriers to physical activity in people living with cancer. Key findings include: - Some motivators and barriers are similar to the general population but take on a greater meaning following a cancer diagnosis, eg, increasing quality of life, proving they can stay fit and healthy or a lack of confidence and motivation.  - There are various drivers for being active. I...Macmillan has produced a report on understanding the motivations and barriers to physical activity in people living with cancer. Key findings include: - Some motivators and barriers are similar to the general population...

Get Your Kit On: A Guide to Grassroots Sport and RecreationGet Your Kit On: A Guide to Grassroots Sport and Recreation

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Added 6 years ago
Grassroots sport and recreation plays a huge role in the lives of millions of people across the UK, providing a diverse mix of opportunities for people of all backgrounds and ability, and for some, the foundation of a career at elite level. It also has a large social impact by helping people to lead healthier lives, develop skills for employment and enagage with their communities.  This guide has been designed to help parliamentarians u...Grassroots sport and recreation plays a huge role in the lives of millions of people across the UK, providing a diverse mix of opportunities for people of all backgrounds and ability, and for some, the foundation of a ca...

National Child Measurement Programme 2015/16National Child Measurement Programme 2015/16

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Added 6 years ago
Latest findings from the National Child Measurement Programme have found that levels of overweight and obese Year 6 children are at their highest since records began. Since 2006/07 the NCMP has annually measured the height and weight of over 1 million reception (aged 4-5) and Year 6 (aged 10-11) children, to provide robust data on rates of childhood obesity. BMI classifications can be broken down by child age and sex, local authority, r...Latest findings from the National Child Measurement Programme have found that levels of overweight and obese Year 6 children are at their highest since records began. Since 2006/07 the NCMP has annually measured the heig...

Local Health and Care Planning: Menu of Preventative InterventionsLocal Health and Care Planning: Menu of Preventative Interventions

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Added 6 years ago
Public Health England has published a menu of public health interventions to improve people’s health, support quality improvement and save money. Preventative health interventions are included from across the public health sector including alcohol, tobacco, diet, diabetes, falls and physical inactivity.   Interventions for physical activity described in further detail are the delivery of effective advice on physical activity in clinic...Public Health England has published a menu of public health interventions to improve people’s health, support quality improvement and save money. Preventative health interventions are included from across the public heal...

How to Understand the Impact of Girls FriendshipsHow to Understand the Impact of Girls Friendships

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Added 6 years ago
There is a need for sports and activity leaders, coaches, project coordinators and volunteers to better understand the role that friendship groups play in the lives of young people, especially in the female demographic. 63% of young women reported that they would shun physical activity if their friends were not involved, whilst 77% cited the opportunity to catch up with friends as a main motivation for taking part. This guide considers ...There is a need for sports and activity leaders, coaches, project coordinators and volunteers to better understand the role that friendship groups play in the lives of young people, especially in the female demographic. ...

Coaching in an Active Nation: The Coaching Plan for EnglandCoaching in an Active Nation: The Coaching Plan for England

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Added 6 years ago
One third of all people who don't play sport say that a coach would encourage them to start, inspiring people to get active and stay active. Whether it is guiding people to start activity for the first time, facilitating improvement or supporting talented athletes, coaches help individuals to progress faster and further than they could on their own. Whilst the current work of the coaching community should not be undervalued, the need fo...One third of all people who don't play sport say that a coach would encourage them to start, inspiring people to get active and stay active. Whether it is guiding people to start activity for the first time, facilitating...

What's the Score?What's the Score?

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Added 6 years ago
The Sport and Recreation Alliance has produced research on sports clubs across Europe, looking at participation levels, facilities, finance, social inclusion and volunteering. Key findings include: - 70% of membership is male, 30% is female - 25% of sports clubs have no disabled members - 26% of clubs said none of their members were over 65 - 15% ran targeted initiatives to encourage disabled people, and 11% to encourage over 65s, t...The Sport and Recreation Alliance has produced research on sports clubs across Europe, looking at participation levels, facilities, finance, social inclusion and volunteering. Key findings include: - 70% of membership i...