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  • Created 2 months ago

    This Girl Can Reveals New Inspirational Fit Got Real Message

    London Sport
    This Girl Can has launched a new phase of its award-winning campaign that's working to drive down the gender gap in sport. Fit Got Real aims to build on the campaign’s achievements so far, as well as specifically reaching out to women of backgrounds and ethnicities who feel left behind by traditional exercise. Our research shows that women in lower paid and routine jobs are twice as likely to be inactive as those in senior managerial ro...
  • Created 5 months ago

    Drive to Ensure All Children Can Swim By the End of Primary School

    London Sport
    Primary schools in England are set to receive extra support and improved guidance to help make sure all children can swim confidently and know how to stay safe in and around water. Working in partnership with Swim England, the Department for Education and Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport have announced extra help for schools to make sure every child knows how to swim and be safe in and around water by the end of primary s...
  • Created 8 months ago

    Bigger and Better Workforce Review

    London Sport
    This research was commissioned by London Sport and conducted by HPI Proactive to better understand the current and future opportunities associated with London Sport’s commitment to supporting a bigger and better workforce to support physical activity and sport in London. Undertaken in 2016, the research findings were carried out to address the following objectives to inform and develop the creation of Building a Workforce for the Future...
  • Updated 9 months ago

    Major Health Benefits from Strengthening and Balancing Activities

    London Sport
    An evidence review commissioned by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better has found that muscle and bone strengthening and balance activities continue to have great health benefits for all adults, including older adults aged 65 years and over.  In older adults, poor muscle strength increases the risk of a fall by 76% and those who have already had a fall are three times more likely to fall again. Strengthening and ba...
  • Created 10 months ago

    Menopause, Me and Physical Activity

    London Sport
    Menopause is a taboo subject in our society and women going through the menopause are missing out on the benefits of being physically active. Just under a third of women drop off from physical activity during menopause, yet the desire to be active is high and it physical activity can actually help women manage and cope better with their symptoms. Women in Sport wanted to find out more. Their Menopause, Me and Physical Activity report...
  • Created 10 months ago

    Work, worklessness and health: local infographic tool

    London Sport
    The work, worklessness and health local infographic tool has been developed from the national work and health infographics, published in 2016. This new tool includes a slide set for every Borough in London. The slides present local-level data to help stakeholders raise awareness of work, worklessness and health issues and embed them into policy planning.
  • Created 10 months ago

    Healthier Weight for Children, Young People and Families

    London Sport
    Public Health England (PHE) has published a presentation focused on promoting a healthier weight for children, young people and families. This resource is intended to support health and care professionals to be consistent and provide a core set of healthy weight messages throughout the life course. The aim of these slides is to be used as a training tool to inform workforce development. They provide detailed evidence-based healthy...
  • Created a year ago

    Walking in Urban Parks and Green Spaces

    London Sport
    Walking in urban parks and green spaces is great for our physical and mental health and this new report from The Ramblers and the Town and Country Planning Association explores the ways it can be made easier for people of all ages and backgrounds in urban areas to take a walk in the park. People were surveyed about their attitudes to urban green spaces. Sixty-seven percent of people walk in parks at least once a week, however, certain g...
  • Created a year ago

    Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world

    London Sport
    Worldwide, one in five adults, and four out of five adolescents (11-17 years), do not do enough physical activity. Girls, women, older adults, poorer people, people with disabilities and chronic diseases, marginalised populations, and indigenous people have fewer opportunities to be active. The action plan shows how countries can reduce physical inactivity in adults and adolescents by 15% by 2030. It recommends a set of 20 policy ar...
  • 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...