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    Sport for Stronger Communities

    London Sport
    In London, as around the world, people are using sport to strengthen and connect communities. In March 2018 the Mayor of London launched a programme called Sport Unites, which sits within his wider strategy for sport and physical activity in London, Sport for All of Us. Sport Unites invests in and supports organisations so that they can harness the power of sport – not only to improve the physical and mental health of Londoners, but al...
  • Updated 4 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 5 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 10 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...
  • Created a year 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 a year ago

    Work, worklessness and health: local infographic tool

    London Sport
    The work, worklessness and health local infographic tool has been developed from the national work and health infographics, published in 2016. This new tool includes a slide set for every Borough in London. The slides present local-level data to help stakeholders raise awareness of work, worklessness and health issues and embed them into policy planning.
  • Created a year ago

    Beyond 30% - Workplace Culture in Sport

    London Sport
    Currently women are under-represented in senior leadership roles and on Boards in the sector. In England, just under half of the National Governing Bodies of sport fail to achieve the Governance requirement of ‘at least 30% women on the Board’. There is also evidence of discrimination and negative workplace culture. 40% of women in the sports industry say that they face discrimination because of their sex however 72% of their male colle...
  • Created a year 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...
  • Created a year ago

    Youth Board Members Report

    London Sport
    This report is an investigation into the work being done by sport and recreation organisations to engage young stakeholders in decision making by setting up youth boards or young ambassador programmes. The report answers three main questions: What are the similarities and differences in how organisations have approached youth engagement in decision making? What examples are there of success and good practice in youth engagement w...
  • 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...