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    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...
  • Updated 5 months ago

    Segregated Cycling Infrastructure

    London Sport
    The background information on the cycling infrastructure programme in London, its impacts and potential benefits: By 2041, we need an average of 3 million fewer car journeys in London each day to achieve the MTS target for 80% of trips to be made by public transport, walking and cycling (compared to 64% now) 8.17 million daily trips made by motorised modes could be cycled (car, motorcycle, taxi or public transport) but we must inves...
  • Created 5 months ago

    Cycling and the Housing Market

    London Sport
    Planning new developments around active,efficient and sustainable modes of transport can help create attractive, accessible areas where people are able to lead healthy lives and get around without having to depend on a car. Extending new transport connections to new parts of the city can unlock new development by improving access and transport capacity for new and existing residents.
  • Created 5 months ago

    Street Appeal

    London Sport
    The quality of the street environment effects us all - whether we are walking to school, waiting at a bus stop, cycling to work, shopping, or even driving through a city. How streets handle the various, complex and often conflicting needs of users has a profound impact on our daily lives and wellbeing. At the same time streets are often highly constrained physically. This means that those responsible for managing streets need to make ha...
  • 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
  • Created 8 months ago

    Bigger and Better Workforce Review

    London Sport
    This research was commissioned by London Sport and conducted by HPI Proactive to better understand the current and future opportunities associated with London Sport’s commitment to supporting a bigger and better workforce to support physical activity and sport in London. Undertaken in 2016, the research findings were carried out to address the following objectives to inform and develop the creation of Building a Workforce for the Future...
  • Updated 9 months ago

    Active Lives Borough Update November 2016 - 2017

    London Sport
    The latest Sport England Active Lives release for November 2016 to 2017 has been used to create physical activity profiles for each London Borough. Physical activity participation is broken down by gender, age, disability and socio-economic status. Sport England’s Active Lives survey represents a new way of measuring the number of people taking part in physical activity and sport. Results can be used measure outcomes against Sport En...
  • 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...