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  • Created a year ago

    Childhood obesity: Time for action

    London Sport
    Current estimates suggest that nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese in the UK and younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer. Obesity rates are highest for children from the most deprived areas and this situation is getting worse. Children aged 5 and from the poorest income groups are twice as likely to be obese compared to their most well-off counterparts and by age 11...
  • 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...
  • Created a year ago

    Your Guide to Involving and Supporting Young Volunteers

    London Sport
    England Athletics have published a Youth Volunteering resource to provide advice and guidance on recruiting, supporting and retaining young volunteers to all members of the Athletics and Running community. A young volunteer can fulfil many roles with the right support package in place. This can vary from running local sport sessions or assisting at large-scale sports events, to learning how to coach and design youth-led activities. B...
  • Created a year ago

    Stress: Are we coping?

    London Sport
    Information on how many people in the UK population as a whole are affected by stress is very limited. However, new research published by the Mental Health Foundation found that over the past year, almost three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. Along with looking at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications, this report also focuses on what we can do ...
  • Created a year ago

    Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport

    London Sport
    #iwill have launched the results of the National Youth Social Action Survey 2017. The appetite for social action remains strong: The majority of young people (58%) have taken part in some form of social action over the last 12 months, and 68% say they are likely to take part in the future. However, only 39% take part in meaningful social action, which means they recognise the benefits to themselves and others and participate regularly ...
  • 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...
  • Updated a year ago

    Women in Sport Impact Report

    London Sport
    INFORM. INNOVATE. INSPIRE. Women in Sport have created a document demonstrating their impact in the sport sector. It highlights all of their achievements, and key statistics, whilst looking towards their next steps and how they can have a further impact on empowering women and girls through sport.
  • Updated a year ago

    Silver Linings: Undrstanding women's relationship with sport and physical activity in later life

    London Sport
    Why are women continuing to miss out on the benefits that sport and physical activity brings as they get older? This report uses qualitative research to better understand women’s relationship with sport and physical activity in later life. The experiences of women aged between 55-75, their attitudes towards ageing, their motivations and interests, as well as perceived barriers are explored. This report includes practical recommendatio...
  • Created a year ago

    The impact of golf participation on health and wellbeing

    London Sport
    England Golf, Mytime Active and ukactive have conducted some research which suggests that previously physically inactive people who get into golf are likely to pick it up regularly and become healthier – partly because they don’t see golf as exercise. More than 3,200 golfers at 12 Mytime Active courses were surveyed about their participation. The study showed that the more people play the happier they’ll be, with the golfers who took ...
  • 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...