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    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

    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

    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...
  • Created a year ago

    Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world

    London Sport
    Worldwide, one in five adults, and four out of five adolescents (11-17 years), do not do enough physical activity. Girls, women, older adults, poorer people, people with disabilities and chronic diseases, marginalised populations, and indigenous people have fewer opportunities to be active. The action plan shows how countries can reduce physical inactivity in adults and adolescents by 15% by 2030. It recommends a set of 20 policy ar...
  • Created a year ago

    Childhood obesity: Time for action

    London Sport
    Current estimates suggest that nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese in the UK and younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer. Obesity rates are highest for children from the most deprived areas and this situation is getting worse. Children aged 5 and from the poorest income groups are twice as likely to be obese compared to their most well-off counterparts and by age 11...
  • Created a year ago

    Fitness at Work

    London Sport
    The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and HM Revenue & Customs have issued guidance on using the tax system to offer gym memberships and sports facilities to staff. This guidance provides some advice that employers can put into practice straight away to help their workforce become healthier. The government introduced Cycle to Work in 1999 - an annual tax exemption that allows employers to loan bicycles and cycle safety e...
  • Created a year ago

    Your Guide to Involving and Supporting Young Volunteers

    London Sport
    England Athletics have published a Youth Volunteering resource to provide advice and guidance on recruiting, supporting and retaining young volunteers to all members of the Athletics and Running community. A young volunteer can fulfil many roles with the right support package in place. This can vary from running local sport sessions or assisting at large-scale sports events, to learning how to coach and design youth-led activities. B...
  • Created a year ago

    Stress: Are we coping?

    London Sport
    Information on how many people in the UK population as a whole are affected by stress is very limited. However, new research published by the Mental Health Foundation found that over the past year, almost three quarters (74%) of people have at some point felt so stressed that they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. Along with looking at the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications, this report also focuses on what we can do ...