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  • Created 13 days ago

    Strava Study Targets Period Pain

    London Sport
    Strava, the global social network for athletes, has revealed the results of a major study into the relationship between exercise and period pain. More than 14,000 active women from around the world were involved in the research, which was conducted by a team from St Mary’s University, London and menstrual cycle tracking and exercise app FitrWoman, in partnership with Strava. It revealed that 78% of women find exercise reduces the sympto...
  • Created 3 months ago

    Businesses Can Reduce Social Isolation With New Initiative

    London Sport
    There are over 10.8 million people over 65 in the UK, 3.8 million of whom live alone. Research from Age UK found that one million older people say they always, or often, feel lonely, and nearly one in five see their family, friends or neighbours less than weekly. Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking has launched ‘Walking Friends’, a unique initiative which helps businesses meet their corporate social responsibility target...
  • Created 3 months ago

    Confidence Crisis in Primary Girls Stopping Them From Getting Active

    London Sport
    Data released by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust (YST) shows a confidence crisis in girls is stopping them from getting active from as young as the age of seven. The research involved 5,454 boys and girls aged 7 to 11-years-old across England. It showed that even in primary school, almost twice as many girls as boys report that a lack of confidence stops them being active in school. The YST survey aims to identify the barriers ...
  • Created 5 months ago

    The Pedestrian Pound

    London Sport
    The UK’s population grew by 5.8 per cent between 1998-2009, which gave a boost to annual comparison goods spending of approximately £10 billion. However, town centres have not reaped the benefits of this huge increase in retail expenditure. In the face of steep competition for diminishing public funds, the importance of better streets and public spaces needs to be better understood.
  • Created 5 months ago

    Drive to Ensure All Children Can Swim By the End of Primary School

    London Sport
    Primary schools in England are set to receive extra support and improved guidance to help make sure all children can swim confidently and know how to stay safe in and around water. Working in partnership with Swim England, the Department for Education and Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport have announced extra help for schools to make sure every child knows how to swim and be safe in and around water by the end of primary s...
  • Created 5 months ago

    UK Anti-Doping and Ukactive Announce Partnership to Support Clean Sport and Exercise

    London Sport
    UK-Anti Doping (UKAD) has announced a partnership with Ukactive to improve education and awareness around Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs in gyms and leisure facilities. The partnership, announced at UK-Anti Doping's Clean Sport Forum at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, will explore attitudes around Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs among gym users and how best to support operators, coaches and personal trainers to help keep sp...
  • Updated 9 months ago

    Major Health Benefits from Strengthening and Balancing Activities

    London Sport
    An evidence review commissioned by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better has found that muscle and bone strengthening and balance activities continue to have great health benefits for all adults, including older adults aged 65 years and over.  In older adults, poor muscle strength increases the risk of a fall by 76% and those who have already had a fall are three times more likely to fall again. Strengthening and ba...
  • Created 10 months ago

    Women: reducing the gender gap

    London Sport
    Almost three quarters (73%) of women living in seven major UK cities never ride a bike for local journeys. Despite this, over two-thirds (68%) say their city would be a better place to live and work if more people cycled, new data reveals.   Women: reducing the gender gap, published by Sustrans, details women’s travel habits, views and attitudes towards cycling. The report, which is part of the Bike Life project, is based on an independ...
  • Created a year ago

    Fitness at Work

    London Sport
    The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and HM Revenue & Customs have issued guidance on using the tax system to offer gym memberships and sports facilities to staff. This guidance provides some advice that employers can put into practice straight away to help their workforce become healthier. The government introduced Cycle to Work in 1999 - an annual tax exemption that allows employers to loan bicycles and cycle safety e...
  • Updated a year ago

    Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet - England, 2018

    London Sport
    This statistical report presents information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources. The topics covered include:•Obesity related hospital admissions.•Prescription items for the treatment of obesity.•Adult obesity prevalence.•Childhood obesity prevalence.•Physical activity levels among adults and children.•Diet among adults and children, including trends in purchases, and consumption of food and...