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    Active Lives Borough Update November 2016 - 2017

    London Sport
    The latest Sport England Active Lives release for November 2016 to 2017 has been used to create physical activity profiles for each London Borough. Physical activity participation is broken down by gender, age, disability and socio-economic status. Sport England’s Active Lives survey represents a new way of measuring the number of people taking part in physical activity and sport. Results can be used measure outcomes against Sport En...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Sport Participation by Age

    London Sport
    This dataset presents Sport England Active People Survey data from APS 1 (2005/06) through to APS10 (2015/16). Data is broken down by:  - Total participation rate by age by borough
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Borough Population by Age

    London Sport
    This dataset presents 2016 GLA Round Population Projections (long-term). Data is broken down by:   - Population by age (number; and percentage of borough/region)  - Male population by age (number; and percentage of borough/region)  - Female population by age (number; and percentage of borough/region)
  • Created 2 years ago

    Timing of the Decline in Physical Activity in Childhood and Adolescence

    London Sport
    New research suggests that young people's activity levels start to decline from the age of seven. This study uses objective physical activity data, measured with an accelerometer, using data from the Gateshead Millenium Study with eight years of follow up. The authors conclude that future policy and research efforts to promote physical activity should begin well before adolescence, and should include both boys and girls.
  • Created 2 years ago

    Fit as a Fiddle

    London Sport
    Physical activity lowers risk of heart disease, stroke and most cancers. Furthermore, it can prevent and treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. It reduces the risk of Alzheimer's and depression, and improves cognitive function and memory. Encouraging and providing physical activity opportunities for older disabled populations has considerable benefits, including better health, improved quality of life, independence an...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Coppermile: Implementing a Daily Exercise Programme at Coppermile Primary School

    London Sport
    The Coppermile project, delivered at Douglas Eyre Sports Centre in Walthamstow, is a response to the childhood obesity crisis and builds on the pioneering work of Elaine Wylie and the Daily Mile project. This report outlines the process by which Coppermill Primary School and London Playing Fields Foundation worked together to create a culture of regular exercise, by allocating three blocks of 15 minute sessions within the school timetab...
  • Created 2 years ago

    State of Child Health Report, 2017

    London Sport
    This report presents an overview of the health and wellbeing of children in the UK. It finds that children living in the most deprived areas are more likely to be in poor health, be overweight or obese, suffer from asthma, have poorly managed diabetes, experience mental health problems and die early. Key actions identified for UK government to improve children's health include:- Develop child health and wellbeing strategies that are co-...
  • Created 2 years ago

    What Determines Sports Participation Among Recently Retired People?

    London Sport
    Participation in sport declines with age, and by 2020 almost half of the UK population will be over 50 years old. As part of a wider programme of research into understanding participation, Sport England has completed some research among retired people to better understand reasons for levels of participation. The research involved 21 focus groups among those who had recently retired. Respondents were classified as 'active' or 'inactive' ...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Physical Activity in Older People: A Systematic Review

    London Sport
    Physical activity in older people is important in the prevention of disease, maintenance of independence and improvement of quality of life. This literature search comprises of results from 53 papers, of which the percentage of older adults meeting recommended physical activity ranges from 2.4 - 83.0%. Furthermore, the definitions of recommended activity levels differed, as did approaches to measurement. It breaks down physical activity...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Relationships Between the Physical Environment and Physical Activity in Older People

    London Sport
    Although physical activity provides many physical, social and mental health benefits for older adults, they are the least physically active age  group. Ecological models highlight the importance of the physical environment in promoting physical activity. The current study aimed to provide a systematic review of qualitative studies exploring the potential impact of the physical environment in older adults' activity behaviours. It provide...