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  • Created 4 months ago

    Scotland Will Get To Know its Routes

    London Sport
    Paths for All has awarded £90,000 worth of grants to 48 groups across Scotland, from South Ayrshire to Angus, who will transform neglected parts of their local path networks in the coming months. As part of a Know Your Routes campaign, money will be used for wide-ranging work including structural improvements, installing signage, hiring tools or contractors, promoting hidden routes and improving biodiversity along path networks.
  • Created a year ago

    Walking in Urban Parks and Green Spaces

    London Sport
    Walking in urban parks and green spaces is great for our physical and mental health and this new report from The Ramblers and the Town and Country Planning Association explores the ways it can be made easier for people of all ages and backgrounds in urban areas to take a walk in the park. People were surveyed about their attitudes to urban green spaces. Sixty-seven percent of people walk in parks at least once a week, however, certain g...
  • Updated a year ago

    National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

    London Sport
    This new guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) covers how to improve the physical environment to encourage and support physical activity. The aim is to increase the general population’s physical activity levels. The recommendations in this guideance should be read alongside NICE's guideline on physical activity: walking and cycling. This guidance includes recommendations on: • active travel• public ...
  • 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 a year ago

    Walking and Cycling Statistics: England 2016

    London Sport
    This report  presents statistics on walking and cycling in England for 2016, including the proportion of adults participating at a local authority level. Key findings were that people are walking less often but cycling further compared to ten years ago. Also, two fifths of adults walk for travel at least once a week and one in eight adults cycle for any purpose at least once a week.
  • Created 2 years 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...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Evaluation of the implementation of an intervention to improve the street environment and promote walking for transport in deprived neighbourhoods

    London Sport
    Levels of physical activity remain low, particularly in deprived areas. Improving the street environment to promote walking for transport using a community engagement approach is a potential strategy to increase physical activity. This research paper aims to understand better how this type of intervention is implemented and how it can be replicated in deprived neighbourhoods. It evaluated the implementation of the Fitter for Walking int...
  • Updated 2 years ago

    Golf and Health

    London Sport
    Golf spectators walk more than 11,500 steps while watching the sport, according to a survey, helping fans gain health benefits from the physical activity involved. Reduced risk of CVD, improved and maintined lung function and improved balance and strength in older adults were just a few of the benefits from the sport the study found. Golf playing and spectating is popular in middle aged and older adults in North America, Europe and Asia...