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  • Created 8 days ago

    Strava Study Targets Period Pain

    London Sport
    Strava, the global social network for athletes, has revealed the results of a major study into the relationship between exercise and period pain. More than 14,000 active women from around the world were involved in the research, which was conducted by a team from St Mary’s University, London and menstrual cycle tracking and exercise app FitrWoman, in partnership with Strava. It revealed that 78% of women find exercise reduces the sympto...
  • Created 8 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...
  • Updated 2 months ago

    Study Proves Reducing Sitting Time Boosts Office Staff's Work Engagement and Wellbeing

    London Sport
    It is widely known that sitting down for long periods of time, even for those who do some exercise regularly, can lead to poor health.Teams from the University of Leicester and Loughborough University wanted to investigate simple solutions to reducing sitting time in the office. The research, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), found that giving height-adjustable workstations to staff, alongside a brief educatio...
  • Created 2 months ago

    New Physical Activity Resource For Health Professionals

    London Sport
    Launching at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress (ISPAH), the new digital Moving Medicine tool will help healthcare professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help to manage their conditions, prevent disease and aid recovery. It is produced by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) and Sport England with support from National Lotte...
  • Created 2 months ago

    This Girl Can Reveals New Inspirational Fit Got Real Message

    London Sport
    This Girl Can has launched a new phase of its award-winning campaign that's working to drive down the gender gap in sport. Fit Got Real aims to build on the campaign’s achievements so far, as well as specifically reaching out to women of backgrounds and ethnicities who feel left behind by traditional exercise. Our research shows that women in lower paid and routine jobs are twice as likely to be inactive as those in senior managerial ro...
  • Created 3 months ago

    Football Boosting Young Girls' Mental Wellbeing and Confidence

    London Sport
    It has been revealed that girls’ confidence, motivation and life skills have been improved following participation in Game of Our Own - delivered by the Youth Sport Trust in collaboration with The FA. Game of Our Own is focused on introducing more girls to the game by teaching leadership skills, which can then be applied in girls’ own schools to engage their peers. It also supports schools and teachers to have a better understanding of ...
  • Created 3 months ago

    New Support Launched For Disabled Adults To Improve Health

    London Sport
    There are potentially around 3.5 million disabled adults at greater risk of poor health due to inactivity, and evidence shows they are twice as likely to be inactive to non-disabled people. To address this, disabled people will be supported by new resources to help them get more active to improve their health. There are 11.5 million disabled people in England and nearly half (42%) of them are inactive per week compared to 21% of those w...
  • Created 5 months ago

    UK Anti-Doping and Ukactive Announce Partnership to Support Clean Sport and Exercise

    London Sport
    UK-Anti Doping (UKAD) has announced a partnership with Ukactive to improve education and awareness around Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs in gyms and leisure facilities. The partnership, announced at UK-Anti Doping's Clean Sport Forum at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, will explore attitudes around Image and Performance Enhancing Drugs among gym users and how best to support operators, coaches and personal trainers to help keep sp...
  • 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

    Women: reducing the gender gap

    London Sport
    Almost three quarters (73%) of women living in seven major UK cities never ride a bike for local journeys. Despite this, over two-thirds (68%) say their city would be a better place to live and work if more people cycled, new data reveals.   Women: reducing the gender gap, published by Sustrans, details women’s travel habits, views and attitudes towards cycling. The report, which is part of the Bike Life project, is based on an independ...