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  • Created 9 days ago

    Study Identifies Untapped UK Fitness Markets

    London Sport
    East Surrey is the area of the UK with the greatest scope for growth in the provision of fitness and wellness services, according to new research from MINDBODY, a specialist business management software provider for the fitness sector. Other places offering strong potential for newcomers in 2019 are Croydon, Northamptonshire, Wyre Forest, Kensington, Harrow, Broxbourne, West Lindsey, Derby, and Glasgow. None of the top 10 locations on t...
  • Created 2 months ago

    Improving Mental Wellbeing In Colleges Through Physical Activity

    London Sport
    Concerns around mental health and wellbeing are increasing throughout education settings. Whilst the Government has started to address this in schools, limited support has been identified for colleges. The average college has 185 students with disclosed mental health conditions. In addition to this 81% of colleges have reported having ‘significant numbers’ of students who have undisclosed mental health difficulties (Association of Colle...
  • 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 10 months 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

    Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) for Walking and for Cycling

    London Sport
    The promotion of cycling and walking for everyday physical activity not only promotes health but can also have positive effects on the environment. A new publication has been released providing user guidance on using the Health Economic Assessment Tool (HEAT) for cycling and walking. The updated publications considers the health effects of road crashes, air pollution and carbon emissions. The tool can be used in a variety of ways inclu...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Street play initiatives in disadvantaged areas: experiences and emerging issues

    London Sport
    This report explores how local, resident-led street play initiatives and programmes are being taken forward in disadvantaged areas of England, in response to concerns about the decline in children’s opportunities for outdoor play. It is based on interviews with 21 people involved in such schemes in five local authority areas. Its aim is to clarify areas of debate, share experiences and set out emerging issues on a topic where experience...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Why temporary street closures for play make sense for public health

    London Sport
    An evaluation of Play England's project Street Play has found that helping children play outside by closing streets for set time periods can help children increase their levels of physical activity. Children were outdoors for a large proportion (>70%) of the time the streets were closed and spent on average 16 minutes per hour in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per hourduring street closures. This can make a meaningful con...
  • 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 ...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Borough Physical Activity and Sport Profiles

    London Sport
    In consultation with Local Authorities, London Sport has prepared 33 'Physical Activity and Sport Borough Profiles' and a London wide 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 profiles contain borough level data on demographics, physical activity and sport participation, health, education, funding...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Green Space and Health

    London Sport
    The possible physical and mental health benefits of access to green space are promoted by a number of bodies. This document summarises the existing evidence, including the following key points: - Physical and mental illness association with sedentary urban lifestyles are an increasing economic and social cost - Areas with more accessible green space are associated with better mental and physical health - Risk of mortality by cardiova...