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Source: Blog.parkrun.org 18/08/2022

https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2022/08/18/has-an-injury-impacted-your-participation-at-parkrun-and-any-exercise-outside-of-parkrun/

As part of parkrun’s ongoing mission to create a healthier, happier planet, it supports a small number of independent research projects each year.

Researchers Dr Richard Blagrove and Dr Clare Stevinson at Loughborough University have designed a short survey which should take approximately 10 minutes. The deadline for completing the s

Source: Sustrans.org.uk 10/08/2022

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/news/2022/august/how-the-scottish-greenways-programme-is-helping-sheltered-housing-tenants-access-their-local-national-cycle-network-route/

Sustrans has helped fund the purchase of a trishaw. The trishaw will open up opportunities for members of the Forever Young group to use National Cycle Network Route 7 for outdoor activities, exercise, and social occasions.

The project was possible thanks to the collaboration of Sustrans

Source: Living Streets April 22

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/news-and-blog/press-media/over-a-fifth-of-people-in-the-uk-never-walk-for-exercise

 

Over a fifth (22%) of the UK population never walk for exercise or leisure at all – and nearly half of people (46%) never walk to or from work, according to new research for National Walking Month.

A survey commissioned by Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking, shows that Glasgow is the top city in the UK for walking, with the highest

Source: NICE 29.04.22

https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/healthier-lifestyle-can-help-to-ease-osteoarthritis-symptoms-says-nice

 

Exercise has a significant role to play in helping people living with osteoarthritis, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says in draft updated guidelines. Clinical evidence shows that when people with osteoarthritis are offered tailored exercises, such as muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise, they can achieve good health outcomes.

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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: Loughborough University 01.02.22

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/news-events/news/2022/february/three-tips-to-help-you-stay-motivated/

 

It is suggested around 80% of people will have given up on their new year resolutions by February. The reason motivation wanes is because people choose the wrong goals and motives to begin with. And research shows us that choosing the right type of goal is the key to keeping us motivated over the long term.

Dr Ian Taylor from Loughborough University gives three

Researchers at Loughborough University are looking for participants to take part in a study looking at the effects of exercise on breast cancer cells. Research has shown that exercise can reduce the risk of developing 13 different cancers, including breast cancer, through altering proteins called cytokines and hormones in the blood. This exercise-induced change in these proteins may be able to prevent a key process in the development of cancer.

This study is investigating if exercised serum from

Source: NCSEM 01.11.21

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/2021/11/01/exercise-significantly-reduces-alcohol-cravings-new-study/

 

Exercise has been found to significantly reduce alcohol craving in university students, according to a new study from researchers at Loughborough University.

Participants took part in a short discussion where members were asked to think about and describe their favourite drinks and drinking habits. They were then split into three groups: an exercise group where participants

Source: Sport England 31st May 21

https://www.sportengland.org/news/girl-can-teams-heart

 

This Girl Can has teamed up with the UK’s biggest commercial radio brand to encourage women and girls across the country to come together and get moving. This Girl Can is taking over Heart with the aim of encouraging all women to exercise – regardless of their circumstances and on their own terms.

The takeover comes as a response to Sport England's research showing women, in particular, have struggled to k

Source: NIHR 07.05.21

https://www.leicesterbrc.nihr.ac.uk/exercise-can-help-support-recovery-of-patients-with-lasting-covid-symptoms-study-finds/

Patients with lasting symptoms of COVID-19 who completed a six week, supervised rehabilitation programme demonstrated significant improvements in exercise capacity, respiratory symptoms, fatigue and cognition. This is according to researchers at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre – a partnership betwe