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Physical Activity and Sport Participation
  • Updated a year ago

    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

    London Sport
    This new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers how to improve the physical environment to encourage and support physical activity. The aim is to increase the general population’s physical activity levels. The recommendations in this guideance should be read alongside NICE's guideline on physical activity: walking and cycling. This guidance includes recommendations on: • active travel• public ...
  • Updated a year ago

    Tesco National Charity Partnership - Final Evaluations

    London Sport
    From January 2015 to December 2017 Tesco delivered a ground-breaking partnership which resulted in over £25 million being raised. Their Let's Do This campaign reached 35.4 million people and inspired around 1.1 million UK adults to take some form of action to improve their lifestyle. Furthermore, their local and online programmes engaged 1.2 million people, right across the UK, and led to statistically significant behaviour change. Both...
  • Created a year ago

    Active Lives Adult Survey November 16/17 Report

    London Sport
    Latest figures from Sport England's Active Lives Adult Survey show 27.7 million people – 61.8% of the 16+ population in England – are active. That means they meet the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines and do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week – gaining health benefits including a reduced risk of dementia, depression, diabetes, and improved mental wellbeing.At the other end of the scale, 11.5m people (25.7%) a...
  • Created a year ago

    Inclusive Club Guide - How to make your club more inclusive and diverse

    London Sport
    British Rowing has launched an Inclusive Club Guide to further improve inclusivity and diversity in rowing. British Rowing’s Inclusive Club Guide has been written in partnership with Sporting Equals and in consultation with the rowing community across the country. It aims to: Highlight the benefits of being inclusiveExplain inclusivity and its importance in creating a diverse sport that is open to allProvide practical advice on creatin...
  • Created a year ago

    This Girl Can: London

    London Sport
    This report aims to provide a picture of the targeted This Girl Can funded project delivered by London Sport during summer 2017. It’s based on observation from London Sport, with feedback gathered from partners and recipients. Referring to three groups of stakeholders: 1.    Delivery Partner – the organisation providing the delivery coach e.g. GoodGym 2.    Delivery Coach – the individual delivering the activity for 6-10 weeks. 3.  ...
  • Created a year ago

    Understanding how leisure centre managers decide whether to deliver exercise programmes for people with chronic health conditions

    London Sport
    The purpose of this project was to help facilitate the spread of exercise interventions for chronichealth conditions through raising awareness of leisure sector issues that researchers need to beaware of. Many exercise interventions are delivered in NHS settings, but leisure centres and similarcommunity facilities can provide the space and the expertise to deliver interventions in a moreaccessible way, allowing both NHS- and self-referr...
  • Created a year ago

    PE Provision in Secondary Schools 2018

    London Sport
    The alarming findings from research carried out by the Youth Sport Trust (YST) suggests that 38% of English secondary schools have cut timetabled Physical Education for 14-16-year-olds since 2012 while almost one in four (24%) have done so in the last academic year. It comes at a time when too many young people are inactive, obesity rates are going up, mental health issues are increasing, and there is a need for growing resilience and ...
  • Created a year ago

    Children's Engagement with the Outdoors and Sports Activities, UK: 2014 to 2015

    London Sport
    This latest release from the Office for National Statistics provides an analysis of the UK Time Use Survey. This looks at the amount of time children spend engaging with the outdoors and sports activities. Key findings were: • Children aged 8 to 15 years in the UK spent just over an hour (68 minutes) of their leisure time on average per day taking part in an outdoor activity, sports-related activity or travelling on foot or by bicycle....
  • Created a year ago

    Encouraging more Disabled People to Volunteer in Sport

    London Sport
    There is a gap in knowledge around disabled people’s level and experience of volunteering generally, and specifically in sport. This research has been designed to compare and contrast disabled and non-disabled people’s experiences. It aims to help understand the barriers preventing disabled people from volunteering and how to help providers overcome these to make their opportunities more appealing, especially in sport.
  • 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...