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  • 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...
  • 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

    Moving More, Ageing Well

    London Sport
    UKactive has released a report calling for innovative solutions for keeping older adults active and independent to prevent disease and save money for the NHS and social care. Looking at ageing in residential care, at home and in the community, the report notes the effects of ageing and loss of fitness are often conflated, placing older adults at greater risk of ill health due to the widely held belief that they should take it easy. Th...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Older People Scoping

    London Sport
    London Sport has carried out a series of secondary research to understand and summarise why, how, who, where and what will help get this group moving. This slide deck incorporates reviews and analysis of academic reviews, Sport England documentation, sector wide reports, as well as expert interviews.  In order to understand where our customers are and a user needs led approach we have identified various demographic and health trends at...
  • Created 2 years ago

    An Age Friendly City - How Far Has London Come?

    London Sport
    This report discussed notable improvements due to work by London's public sector organisations, older people's organisations and individual older people. For example, parts of the city have benefitted from accessibility improvements made for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Mayor's Team London volunteering programme, the Lifetime Neighbourhood concept and the Green Grid. Additional actions have been outlined to make the city m...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Population Ageing: Statistics

    London Sport
    This report focuses on the future demographic demographic trends in population ageing at a national and regional level. Though London has the lowest % of 65+, the increasing number of elderly dependents, coupled with the fall in the ratio of workers to pensioners poses great social, economic and political implications.
  • Created 3 years ago

    Later Life in the UK: Factsheet

    London Sport
    This factsheet, which is updated on a monthly basis, is the most up-to-date source of publicly available, general information on people in later life in the UK. It relays facts and figures on health and wellbeing, home and care, money matters, travel and lifestyle and work and learning.