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  • Created 4 months ago

    Taking Steps Towards A Happier, Healthier Workforce

    London Sport
    With the average working-age adults sitting for 9.5 hours a day, we are aiming to reverse the trend of inactive workplaces and celebrate employers who are getting their staff moving. Walk at Work Award is a new accreditation which will recognise employers who are promoting walking and physical activity and offer guidance to those who want their workforce to become more active. Active meetings, lunchtime walks, standing desks and promoti...
  • 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

    10 minutes brisk walking each day in mid-life for health benefits and towards achieving physical activity recommendations: Evidence Summary

    London Sport
    ‘Brisk’ walking (at least 3 mph) is a moderate intensity physical activity and evidence-based intervention for promoting physical activity. It is already prevalent, has no skill, facility or equipment requirement and is more accessible and acceptable than other forms of physical activity. This report, based on a rapid review of the evidence, summarises the potential benefits of 10 minute blocks of brisk walking as part of a contribution...
  • Created 2 years ago

    CanWalk: A Feasibility Study with Embedded Randomised Controlled Trial Pilot of a Walking Intervention for People with Recurrent or Metastatic Cancer

    London Sport
    This study, by the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, looked at the difference taking regular walks makes to patients with various types of cancers in advanced stages. Despite walking being proved to boost physical and emotional wellbeing, a significant decrease in physical activity of individuals undergoing cancer treatment was observed, as individuals lacked motivation to travel to supervised exercise sessions. The...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Evaluation of Walking for Health

    London Sport
    This report presents the results of the evaluation of the national Walking for Health programme, undertaken by Ecorys UK and Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia between 2014 and 2016. The aims of the study were to provide evidence of the programme’s impact on health and wellbeing and to identify lessons learnt to support on-going development and improvement. The evaluation focuses on the first three years of the Ramblers a...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Working Together to Promote Active Travel: A Briefing for Local Authorities

    London Sport
    Walking and cycling are good for our physical and mental health. Switching more journeys to active travel will improve health, quality of life and the environment, and local productivity, while at the same time reducing costs to the public purse. These are substantial ‘win-wins’ that benefit individual people and the community as a whole. This briefing has been written for transport planners, others concerned with the built environment,...