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  • 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
  • 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 9 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

    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 10 months 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 10 months 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

    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...