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Improving the Nation’s Health: The Future of the Public Health System in EnglandImproving the Nation’s Health: The Future of the Public Health System in England

London Sport
Created 10 months ago
The UK government has committed to improving the nation’s health, including the ‘grand challenge’ of ensuring people are able to live an extra 5 years of healthy life by 2035 while ‘narrowing the gap between the experience of the richest and poorest’. Improving health should also be an important part of the government’s commitment to ‘level up’ the poorest parts of the country. These are huge challenges, particularly at a time when the ...The UK government has committed to improving the nation’s health, including the ‘grand challenge’ of ensuring people are able to live an extra 5 years of healthy life by 2035 while ‘narrowing the gap between the experien...

Whole Systems Approach to ObesityWhole Systems Approach to Obesity

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Updated 10 months ago
Tackling obesity and helping people achieve or maintain a healthier weight is complex. Most of the adult population in England is living with overweight or obesity and whilst the majority of the younger generation remain a healthy weight, it is not the case for every child, and particularly so for those living in our more deprived areas. We all have a responsibility to act now to support these families and children and to create local e...Tackling obesity and helping people achieve or maintain a healthier weight is complex. Most of the adult population in England is living with overweight or obesity and whilst the majority of the younger generation remain...

Healthy Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy Could Lead to Healthier ChildrenHealthy Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy Could Lead to Healthier Children

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Created a year ago
A study completed by Kings College London, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and Tommy's charity, explored the effects that antenatal diet and physical activity intervention could have on pregnant women. The study examined pregnant women with obesity, assessing whether this intervention had a positive influence on the health of women and their children three years after birth. Those given the diet and exercise interventio...A study completed by Kings College London, in partnership with the British Heart Foundation and Tommy's charity, explored the effects that antenatal diet and physical activity intervention could have on pregnant women. T...

Changes in Sedentary Behaviour in European Union Adults Between 2002 and 2017Changes in Sedentary Behaviour in European Union Adults Between 2002 and 2017

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Created a year ago
Sedentary behaviour (SB) has been identified as an important mortality risk factor. Health organizations have recognised SB as a public health challenge with major health, social, and economic consequences. Researchers have alerted the need to develop specific strategies, to monitor, prevent, and reduce SB. However, there is no systematic analysis of the SB changes in European Union adults. This study aims to examine SB changes between ...Sedentary behaviour (SB) has been identified as an important mortality risk factor. Health organizations have recognised SB as a public health challenge with major health, social, and economic consequences. Researchers h...

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

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Created a year ago
This report presents information on obesity, physical activity and diet drawn together from a variety of sources for England. Each section provides an overview of key findings, as well as providing links to relevant documents and sources. The report includes information on:  Obesity related hospital admissions, including obesity related bariatric surgery.  Obesity prevalence.  Physical activity levels.  Walking and cycling rates.  Presc...This report presents information on obesity, physical activity and diet drawn together from a variety of sources for England. Each section provides an overview of key findings, as well as providing links to relevant docu...

Sport for Better Mental Health - StreetGamesSport for Better Mental Health - StreetGames

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Created a year ago
Beyond making us feel good in the moment, sport can have a longer-term impact on our wellbeing, boosting confidence and resilience and reducing the risk of developing and living with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.  This report examines the impact of the ‘Safe, Fit and Well’ doorstep projects commissioned by StreetGames. These projects were led by Mental Health First Aid trained coaches and activity leaders to s...Beyond making us feel good in the moment, sport can have a longer-term impact on our wellbeing, boosting confidence and resilience and reducing the risk of developing and living with mental health conditions such as depr...

Changes in children’s body mass index between 2006/07 and 2015/16: National Child Measurement ProgrammeChanges in children’s body mass index between 2006/07 and 2015/16: National Child Measurement Programme

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Updated a year ago
Latest figures from the National Child Measurement Programme reveal that the year on year increase in Year 6 children’s body mass index continues. This is in contrast with a significant downward trend in the prevalence of obesity among Reception boys in the period 2006/07 to 2015/16. The inequality gap in overweight, obese and excess weight categories is increasing across the country for all age groups. The new report shows the trends i...Latest figures from the National Child Measurement Programme reveal that the year on year increase in Year 6 children’s body mass index continues. This is in contrast with a significant downward trend in the prevalence o...

UK Physical Activity GuidelinesUK Physical Activity Guidelines

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Updated a year ago
The following documents provide guidance from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) on how much physical activity people should be doing. They are broken down into the following groups:- Early years (under 5) who are not walking - Early years (under 5) who are capable of walking - Children and young people (5-18)- Adults (19-64)- Older adults (65+)The following documents provide guidance from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) on how much physical activity people should be doing. They are broken down into the following groups:- Early years (under 5) who are not walki...

The Connections Between Young People's Mental Health and Sport Participation: Scoping the EvidenceThe Connections Between Young People's Mental Health and Sport Participation: Scoping the Evidence

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Updated a year ago
This literature review discusses the relationship between sport or organised activity and positive mental health outcomes for young people. The report looks into the role of sport in preventing and treating mental health problems and promoting positive youth development. Key findings include: - There are positive associations between sport and mental health outcomes at all levels of intervention. - The strongest relationship exists fo...This literature review discusses the relationship between sport or organised activity and positive mental health outcomes for young people. The report looks into the role of sport in preventing and treating mental health...

Making the Case for Physical ActivityMaking the Case for Physical Activity

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Updated a year ago
This document provides relevant and evidence-based statistics to better equip physical activity and health professionals to make the case for using physical activity to improve quality of life across the population. It explains the health and social benefits of physical activity, summarising evidence that can be used to convince commissioners, policy makers, partners and funding bodies to support physical activity programmes. It support...This document provides relevant and evidence-based statistics to better equip physical activity and health professionals to make the case for using physical activity to improve quality of life across the population. It e...