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Physical Activity and Sport Participation Behaviours
  • Created 6 months ago

    Girls Empowered and Inspired To Help Peers To Be More Active

    London Sport
    Girls Active is an award-winning programme developed by children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust and delivered in partnership with Women in Sport. Thanks to continued funding from the Department for Communities through Sport Northern Ireland as part of the ‘Active Fit and Sporty’ project, the Girls Active programme has continued to expand each year with up to 30 schools now receiving support from the Youth Sport Trust through Girls Acti...
  • Created 2 years ago

    The Bike Shed Studies: Getting Brits Back on their Bikes

    London Sport
    Over half of UK adults are considered ‘lapsed riders’, but a series of studies developed by HSBC UK and British Cycling has found that small behavioural ‘nudges’ can encourage people to start cycling again. In summer 2017, HSBC UK and British Cycling developed and ran a set of studies to identify new andtangible ways to increase cycling. These studies draw on approaches from a growing area of applied science called behavioural economic...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Girls Active - Stats Pack for Media

    London Sport
    New data published by the Youth Sport Trust and Women in Sport reveals a gender difference in attitudes to physical activity by teenagers. The children surveyed understand the importance of an active lifestyle. Data from the girls reveals big difference between girl’s attitudes and behaviour with reasons such as painful periods, self-consciousness, confidence, the pressure of school work and lack of encouragement from teachers and paren...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Extended Activity Provision in Secondary Schools

    London Sport
    This report explores the perceptions of several groups of stakeholders with regards to out-of-normal timetable activity, as well as an extended school day in secondary schools. Stakeholders include school leaders, staff, parents, and pupils, as well as commercial, voluntary and community sector (CVCS) organisations. This report provides insights into the perceived enablers and barriers to activity provision, as well as the potential ben...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Applying Behaviour Change Theories

    London Sport
    Changing behaviour is crucial in helping inactive people become active, and as such, has been at the heart of the Sport England Get Healthy Get Active projects. This guide provides information to support partners to use behaviour change theories, giving an overview of the behaviour change techniques that are employed by the Get Healthy Get Active projects to good effect. The information is intended to support the reader to: - Improve t...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Barriers and Facilitators to Young Children's Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour

    London Sport
    This systematic review explores qualitative evidence on barriers and facilitators to physical activity and sedentary behaviour in young children (0-6). It looks at the perceptions of children, parents and childcare providers of their barriers and enablers to physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Facilitators and enablers are categorised into 7 broad themes: the child; the home; out of home childcare; parent-childcare provider inter...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Changing the Game for Girls

    London Sport
    This report offers a rare opportunity to hear the voices of girls themselves and reveals their attitudes to fitness and sport. 1500 boys and girls were surveyed to understand how and when girls turn away from an active lifestyle, and why this process occurs. This was supplemented by focus groups exploring students' participation since pre-school and experiences, thoughts and opinions relating to competition and fun, family and friends a...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Everybody Active, Every Day: What Works - The Evidence

    London Sport
    As part of Public Health England's Everybody Active, Every Day framework, a long term vision has been identified. To support this, a number of resources are being created and updated. What Works - The Evidence  sets out an evidence base of what works to get people active at a population scale. It highlights five steps for local areas to support change.1. Teach every child to have and enjoy the skills to be active every day. 2. Create sa...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Amputee Sport and Physical Activity Survey 2016

    London Sport
    LimbPower conducted a survey into amputees and people with limb impairments participation in sport and physical activity. The report highlights some key findings about current trends and demand. They include:- Nearly 8 in 10 people surveyed (78%) have taken part in some form of exercise, physical activity or sport in the last 12 months. - The most popular current sports and activities are swimming, walking, cycling, going to the gym and...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Everybody Active, Every Day: An Evidence Based Approach

    London Sport
    This document, released by Public Health England, provides a framework for national and local action to address the national physical inactivity epidemic. It sets out a vision where physical activity is fun, easy and affordable and exercise and recreation is available to every community across England. To achieve this, the four areas for national and local action are:1. Active Society: Create a radical attitude change to make the active...