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    Alomst 300,000 More People Are Active

    London Sport
    Almost 300,000 more people are doing 150 minutes of activity a week according to new figures released today from our Active Lives Adult Survey May 2017/18. Based on a sample of almost 185,000 respondents to our survey, 297,400 more people in England, aged 16 and above, are meeting the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines of doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week - relative to the previous 12 months. The...
  • Created 3 months ago

    Taking Steps Towards A Happier, Healthier Workforce

    London Sport
    With the average working-age adults sitting for 9.5 hours a day, we are aiming to reverse the trend of inactive workplaces and celebrate employers who are getting their staff moving. Walk at Work Award is a new accreditation which will recognise employers who are promoting walking and physical activity and offer guidance to those who want their workforce to become more active. Active meetings, lunchtime walks, standing desks and promoti...
  • 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

    Walking and Cycling: The Economic Benefits

    London Sport
    Investment in walking and cycling helps encourage more Londoners to travel in a greener and healthier way. It also brings significant benefits for the economy: Boosting the high street and local town centres Reducing absences and increasing productivity Attracting employees and businesses Keeping the city moving for business Wider economic benefits Helping everyone share the benefits
  • 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 2 years ago

    Cities Alive - Towards a Walking World

    London Sport
    This report highlights the significant social, economic, environmental and political benefits of walking. It investigates the role of walking in developing more liveable, sustainable, healthy, safe and attractive cities. It outlines 50 drivers of change covering social, technological, economic, environment and political domains, 50 benefits that should be achievable and demonstrable by quantitative and qualitative measurements, 40 actio...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Association Between Active Commuting and Incident Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer and Mortality

    London Sport
    This study, published by the British Medical Journal, has found a link between cycling and halving the risk of cancer and heart disease. The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car. The study also found that incorporating cycling into a daily routine took much less willpower than other activities such as going to the gym. The five-year study compa...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Individual, Employment and Psychosocial Factors Influencing Walking to Work

    London Sport
    Promoting walking for the work commute is a potential strategy for increasing physical activity. Understanding the factors influencing commuter walking is important for identifying target groups and designing effective interventions. This study examined individual, employment-related and psychosocial factors associated with commuter walking, and how this impacts the future design of interventions. It was observed that factors such as n...
  • Created 2 years ago

    London Physical Activity and Sport Profile 2017

    London Sport
    London Sport has prepared the 'London Physical Activity and Sport Profile' to be used by partners to understand trends affecting behaviour at a local level, and to identify opportunities and target groups/areas for evidence-based interventions.  The profile contains data on demographics, physical activity and sport participation, Active Lives, health, education, funding, facilities, active travel, projects and key contacts at a London ...
  • Created 2 years ago

    The Impact of Rush Hour Commuting on Our Health and Wellbeing

    London Sport
    Over 24 million people commute to work each day in England and Wales, the majority utlising passive methods such as cars, trains or buses. For many, the journey is synonymous with stress, frustration and anxiety. This report highlights the impact of passive commuting on health, including increased stress, higher blood pressure, higher BMI and reduced time for cooking, exercising and sleeping. Key findings include: - Average commute tim...