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  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Updated a year ago

    Tesco National Charity Partnership - Final Evaluations

    London Sport
    From January 2015 to December 2017 Tesco delivered a ground-breaking partnership which resulted in over £25 million being raised. Their Let's Do This campaign reached 35.4 million people and inspired around 1.1 million UK adults to take some form of action to improve their lifestyle. Furthermore, their local and online programmes engaged 1.2 million people, right across the UK, and led to statistically significant behaviour change. Both...
  • Created a year ago

    Public Health Perceptions Survey

    London Sport
    In November 2017 the LGA conducted a survey of lead members of public health in England to capture the thoughts of local leaders on public health delivered by their local authority covering their perceptions of public health since transition from the NHS to local government, the priorities councils have set themselves and their ambitions for the future.
  • Created a year ago

    What makes us healthy? An introduction to the social determinants of health.

    London Sport
    What causes heart disease? To some, the clear answer would be blocked arteries. But what causes those arteries to become blocked? Perhaps it’s the unhealthy food and drink people consume, theirlack of exercise, or their stress levels. And what, in turn, makes them feel stressed, shapes their opportunities to be active and determines their choices about what they eat and drink? The answers lie in the circumstances in which people are bo...
  • Created a year ago

    Calorie reduction: The scope and ambition for action

    London Sport
    This report sets out the evidence on children’s calorie consumption and the details of the calorie reduction programme. In terms of the evidence the report includes details of: •recommendations around calorie intakes, sources of calories and reported levels of intake•calculated estimates for daily energy intakes and excess calories consumed by children and adults•evidence on reformulation and portion size reduction; and public percept...
  • Created a year ago

    Health Impacts of All Pollution - What Do We Know?

    London Sport
    England’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, has published her ninth report as CMO. Health impacts of all pollution – what do we know? discusses the threat to health posed by pollution to people living in England. The report for 2017 presents evidence and debate around: * pollution caused by healthcare* pollution and health inequalities* new pollution issues* measurement and communication of risksThe report also conside...
  • Created a year ago

    Understanding how leisure centre managers decide whether to deliver exercise programmes for people with chronic health conditions

    London Sport
    The purpose of this project was to help facilitate the spread of exercise interventions for chronichealth conditions through raising awareness of leisure sector issues that researchers need to beaware of. Many exercise interventions are delivered in NHS settings, but leisure centres and similarcommunity facilities can provide the space and the expertise to deliver interventions in a moreaccessible way, allowing both NHS- and self-referr...