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  • Updated 5 days ago

    Enriching Our Understanding Of Less Active Londoners To Target And Tackle Inactivity

    London Sport
    With physical inactivity estimated to cost the NHS alone more than £1 billion a year, and wider costs to society around £7.4 billion, the need to get less active people active has never been greater. Recognising that the population of less active people is large but also diverse, London Sport has commissioned a major research segmentation, solely focusing on less active Londoners: those doing less than 150 minutes of physical activity p...
  • Updated 10 days ago

    Almost 300,000 More People Are Active

    London Sport
    Almost 300,000 more people are doing 150 minutes of activity a week according to new figures released today from our Active Lives Adult Survey May 2017/18. Based on a sample of almost 185,000 respondents to our survey, 297,400 more people in England, aged 16 and above, are meeting the Chief Medical Officer's guidelines of doing at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity a week - relative to the previous 12 months. The...
  • 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 ...
  • Created a year ago

    Active Lives Adult Survey November 16/17 Report

    London Sport
    Latest figures from Sport England's Active Lives Adult Survey show 27.7 million people – 61.8% of the 16+ population in England – are active. That means they meet the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines and do at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity each week – gaining health benefits including a reduced risk of dementia, depression, diabetes, and improved mental wellbeing.At the other end of the scale, 11.5m people (25.7%) a...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Yes We Can! Engaging Deaf and Disabled People in Sport and Physical Activity

    London Sport
    This resource demonstrates why sport and physical activity should be on a Deaf and Disabled People's Organisation's (DDPOs) agenda and the important role DDPOs can play in ensuring that local sport and physical activity becomes fully inclusive. It is based on the experiences of five London DDPOs involved in Into Sport, a 3 year project funded by Sport England, aiming to get inactive disabled people engaged in sport and physical activity...
  • Created 2 years ago

    Being Active: An Every Day Guide for People Living with an Impairment or Health Condition

    London Sport
    Four out of five disabled people take little or no exercise, despite seven in ten disabled people wanting to increase their physical activity. This report provides guidance for people living with an impairment or health condition, in order to help individuals to overcome barriers to physical activity.
  • Created 2 years ago

    Making the Case for Physical Activity

    London Sport
    This document provides relevant and evidence-based statistics to better equip physical activity and health professionals to make the case for using physical activity to improve quality of life across the population. It explains the health and social benefits of physical activity, summarising evidence that can be used to convince commissioners, policy makers, partners and funding bodies to support physical activity programmes. It support...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Design Principles for Tackling Inactivity: What We Know

    London Sport
    The 2012 Get Healthy, Get Active initiative funded projects to look into whether sport and physical activity projects can be designed to tackle inactivity, improve public health, reduce health inequalities and manage and prevent long term health conditions. Taking insights from this work, Sport England have developed a set of ten key principles for projects developed to tackle inactivity. These are: 1. Understand the complex nature of ...
  • Created 3 years ago

    Talk About Taking Part: Wheelchair Sport and Physical Activity Survey 2016

    London Sport
    WheelPower, the national charity for wheelchair sport aims to provide, promote and develop opportunities for disabled people to participate in sport and physical activity and lead healthy, active lives. This report sets out the findings from the inaugural WheelPower sport and physical activity survey - Talk About Taking Part. It explores what activities wheelchair users currently take part in, what they would like to try or do more of i...
  • Updated 3 years ago

    Go Where Women Are

    London Sport
    A 50 page insight document exploring our current understanding of women and how to close the gender gap in sport. The report details 7 key principles that need to be kept in mind when delivering exercise to this target group. It then details the main barriers, motivations and triggers that need to be covered in order to understand and engage with this audience. The report offers practical advice as to what to do, say and how to evoke an...