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  • Created 12 days ago

    Sport for Stronger Communities

    London Sport
    In London, as around the world, people are using sport to strengthen and connect communities. In March 2018 the Mayor of London launched a programme called Sport Unites, which sits within his wider strategy for sport and physical activity in London, Sport for All of Us. Sport Unites invests in and supports organisations so that they can harness the power of sport – not only to improve the physical and mental health of Londoners, but al...
  • Created 13 days ago

    Exercise Officially Makes You Happier Than Money, According To Yale and Oxford Research

    London Sport
    It's clear exercise has health benefits both physical and mental -- but what if we could actually prove it was more important to your mental health than your economic status? According to a study carried out by researchers at Yale and Oxford, we may have done just that. In the study, published in The Lancet, scientists collected data about the physical behaviour and mental mood of over 1.2 million Americans.
  • Created 2 months ago

    Improving Mental Wellbeing In Colleges Through Physical Activity

    London Sport
    Concerns around mental health and wellbeing are increasing throughout education settings. Whilst the Government has started to address this in schools, limited support has been identified for colleges. The average college has 185 students with disclosed mental health conditions. In addition to this 81% of colleges have reported having ‘significant numbers’ of students who have undisclosed mental health difficulties (Association of Colle...
  • Created 3 months ago

    Genetic Link Between Obesity And Depression Uncovered, Say Scientists

    London Sport
    Being overweight can cause depression, researchers say, with the effects thought to be largely psychological. While previous studies have found that people who are obese are more likely to have depression, it has been unclear whether that is down to depression driving weight changes or the reverse. Now, in the largest study of its kind, experts say having genetic variants linked to a high body mass index (BMI) can lead to depression, wi...
  • Created 3 months ago

    Mental Illness Costs UK £94bn a Year, OECD Report Says

    London Sport
    Mental ill-health is costing the UK more than £94bn every year, counting treatment, social support costs and the losses to the economy from people who cannot work, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s report shows the whole of Europe is struggling with the burden of mental ill-health, which affects an estimated 84 million people – on...
  • Created a year ago

    Walking in Urban Parks and Green Spaces

    London Sport
    Walking in urban parks and green spaces is great for our physical and mental health and this new report from The Ramblers and the Town and Country Planning Association explores the ways it can be made easier for people of all ages and backgrounds in urban areas to take a walk in the park. People were surveyed about their attitudes to urban green spaces. Sixty-seven percent of people walk in parks at least once a week, however, certain g...
  • Created a year ago

    Stress: Are we coping?

    London Sport
    Information on how many people in the UK population as a whole are affected by stress is very limited. However, new research published by the Mental Health Foundation found that over the past year, almost three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. Along with looking at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications, this report also focuses on what we can do ...
  • Created a year ago

    The impact of golf participation on health and wellbeing

    London Sport
    England Golf, Mytime Active and ukactive have conducted some research which suggests that previously physically inactive people who get into golf are likely to pick it up regularly and become healthier – partly because they don’t see golf as exercise. More than 3,200 golfers at 12 Mytime Active courses were surveyed about their participation. The study showed that the more people play the happier they’ll be, with the golfers who took ...
  • Created a year ago

    Public Health Perceptions Survey

    London Sport
    In November 2017 the LGA conducted a survey of lead members of public health in England to capture the thoughts of local leaders on public health delivered by their local authority covering their perceptions of public health since transition from the NHS to local government, the priorities councils have set themselves and their ambitions for the future.
  • Created a year ago

    How to...Look after your mental health using exercise

    London Sport
    There are many reasons why physical activity is good for your body - having a healthy heart and improving your joints and bones are just two, but did you know that physical activity is also benficial for your mental health and weelbeing? The Mental Health Foundation have created a pocket guide of how you can use exercise to show the positive impact that physical activity can have on your own mental wellbeing, including some tips and sug...