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Source: World Health Organisation 07.04.22

https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/physical-activity/news/news/2022/4/health-on-earth-a-healthy-planet-benefits-us-all-world-health-day-2022

 

On World Health Day (7th April), WHO/Europe called on everyone to come together and recognise the importance of the planet, for the sake of people’s health and that of the generations to come.

More than thirteen million deaths around the world, including 1.4 million in Europe each year,

Source: Mind 07.04.22

https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/mind-hails-progress-made-through-seven-years-of-the-mental-health-charter-for-sport-and-recreation/

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Following the recent publication Mind’s ‘Mental Health in Elite Sport’ report, the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation steering group has issued its own ‘Seven Years of Changing Culture’ report highlighting the progress made across the wider sports and recreation sector since 201

Source: Uk Active 06.04.22

https://www.ukactive.com/news/this-mum-moves-set-to-expand-after-pilot-shows-improved-confidence-among-healthcare-professionals-to-promote-physical-activity/

 

More women across the nation are set to benefit from being physically active during and after pregnancy, as ukactive and Sport England announce the results of the This Mum Moves pilot project and plans for its expansion.

This Mum Moves was created to support women to continue to enjoy and benefit from an active

Source: Sport England 07.04.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/world-health-day-supporting-people-health-conditions-be-active

 

On World Health Day (7th April), Sport England with the Richmond Group of Charities, called on the sport and physical activity sector to help more people with long term health conditions to be active, knowing the benefits it can have on their health.

Sport England, has launched a new resource pack that collates the latest research on the barriers to activity for peopl

Source: International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health

https://twitter.com/LydiaCollison/status/1511282272133132295

 

 

New paper published last week ‘Children’s voices in physical activity research: a qualitative review and synthesis of UK children’s perspectives’. https://mdpi-res.com/d_attachment/ijerph/ijerph-19-03993/article_deploy/ijerph-19-03993.pdf

 

We sought to understand what is currently known about 1) why children think physical activity is important, 2) the factors

Source: Active Partnerships 01.04.22

https://www.activepartnerships.org/news/open-goal-sport-and-physical-activity-can-help-create-fairer-future

 

Active Partnerships will mark the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on April 6th by supporting the launch of the ‘Open Goal’ campaign.

Open Goal has been created by Active Partnerships and other members of the Sport for Development Coalition to showcase how sport and physical activity can contribute to building a fairer, mor

Source: Centre for Ageing Better 31.03.22

https://ageing-better.org.uk/news/picture-yourself-active-images-of-older-disabled-people

 

Ageing Better, together with Get Yourself Active at Disability Rights UK, have launched Picture Yourself Active: a new, publicly accessible image library of over 300 photos depicting older and Disabled people getting active to challenge pervasive negative stereotypes.

The two organisations are making the bank of images available from to encourage journalists, orga

Source: Sustrans 29.03.22

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/march/year-long-creative-project-set-to-begin-on-the-bristol-and-bath-railway-path/

 

Mangotsfield Station in South Gloucestershire will soon play host to a 12-month creative project, encouraging more people to walk, wheel or cycle on the popular stretch of National Cycle Network Route 4.

The project will create an adaptable space suitable for artist takeovers, classes, lectures, performances, cinema screenings and workshop

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Systems approaches are currently being advocated and implemented to address complex challenges in Public Health. These approaches work by bringing multi-sectoral stakeholders together to develop a collective understanding of the system, and then to identify places where they can leverage change across the system. Systems approaches are unpredictable, where cause-and-effect cannot always be disentangled, and

Source: Living Streets 22.03.22

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/news-and-blog/press-media/government-announces-25m-funding-for-active-travel

 

Trudy Harrison MP, Active Travel Minister at the Department for Transport has announced £2.5 million additional funding for active travel.

Speaking at Living Streets’ National Walking Summit, she announced that the further funding would allow for the continuation of active travel behaviour change outreach programmes.

£2 million will fund Living Streets’

Source: Youth Sport Trust 25.03.22

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/news/mps-debate-making-pe-a-core-subject

 

MPs have debated making PE a core subject in Westminster this week. It comes as Ofsted recently released its report reviewing what good PE teaching should include.

In the debate MP Edward Timpson made the case for a move towards PE becoming a core subject.

Youth Sport Trust research conducted in 2018 was referenced as evidence showing the whistle has been blown on PE time ag

Source: Sport England 22.03.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/scarlett-moffatt-teams-girl-can-classes

 

This Girl Can and EMD UK have partnered with television presenter Scarlett Moffatt to help more women re-discover the joy of being active by attending a This Girl Can class.

Launched last year, the classes aim to tackle the ‘enjoyment gap’ as many women report viewing exercise as something to be endured rather than enjoyed.

This Girl Can classes are on a mission to tackle that enjoyment gap

Source: Sport England 23.03.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/new-guidance-help-people-long-term-health-conditions-get-active

 

New guidance published today aims to support people with long-term health conditions to be more physically active.

Co-produced by Sport England, in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University and the National Centre for Sport & Exercise Medicine (NCSEM), ‘Easier to be Active’ is aimed at those working in sectors promoting, providing, delivering or connecting physi

Source: University of Nottingham 22.03.22

https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/spreading-the-word-on-the-health-benefits-of-wild-swimming

 

A new project to encourage more people to reap the health benefits of ‘wild swimming’ has been launched by a group of researchers at the University of Nottingham.

Wild swimming has had a surge in popularity in the UK over the past few years, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the benefits to physical and mental health are now well-documented. Numero

Source: NCSEM 06.04.22

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/events/public-lecture-trying-to-outrun-cancer/

 

This public lecture will be delivered by Dr Mhairi Morris, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry at Loughborough University, on Wednesday 6th April at 5:30pm. The talk will discuss the benefits of exercise in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

It is becoming increasingly apparent that physical activity and exercise play a key role in reducing cancer risk and helping to improve patient outcomes, but

Source: uk active 19.03.22

https://www.ukactive.com/news/ukactive-raises-concerns-with-government-as-energy-costs-double-for-gyms-pools-and-leisure-centres-threatening-services-and-levelling-up-ambitions/

 

ukactive has raised concerns with Government about the threat to the nation’s health and wellbeing as gyms, pools and leisure facilities report facing an energy bill hike of up to 150%. The energy crisis has hit the fitness and leisure sector at a time when facilities are still recovering fro

Source: uk active 15.03.22

https://www.ukactive.com/news/ukactive-announces-fitness-for-everyone-a-new-programme-in-collaboration-with-itn-productions-industry-news/

 

ukactive and ITN Productions Industry News have announced their co-production of ‘Fitness for Everyone’: a news-style digital programme with the aim to encourage people to get more active through inspiring case studies, promoting physical activity across all ages to help improve the health of the nation. The programme will launch

Source: Sport England 17.03.22

https://www.sportengland.org/news/investment-employability-opportunities-young-people

 

Young people in the West Midlands will get access to new volunteering and employability boosting opportunities thanks to funding of £250,000 by Sport England and £750,000 from the National Lottery’s Community Fund (NLCF) into Gen22.

 A legacy project run by the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising CommitteeGen 22 aims to create 1,000 new opportunities for local young

Source: Gov.uk 18.03.22

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/a-level-playing-field-all-pupils-entitled-to-high-quality-pe

 

Ofsted has published its research review into Physical Education (PE), the latest in a series of reviews into different subjects across the curriculum. The review draws on a range of sources, to identify factors that can contribute to high-quality school PE curriculum, assessment, pedagogy and systems. This understanding of subject quality will be used to examine how PE is ta

Source: Association for Physical Education 10.03.22

https://www.afpe.org.uk/physical-education/double-olympic-champion-rebecca-adlington-warns-of-risk-to-children-as-record-number-of-public-pools-shut-down/

 

Total Swimming Academies and Vivify Venues have launched the Movement Project to help combat closure of public pools encourage school and community use of swimming facilities. Launched by four-time Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington, the project also aims to help combat the growing obesity