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Source: UK Active 20.09.21

https://www.ukactive.com/news/less-than-a-third-of-brits-are-happy-with-their-fitness-levels-following-covid-pandemic-as-national-fitness-day-calls-for-a-revolution-in-activity/

 

Less than a third (27%) of UK adults say they are as physically fit as they would like to be following the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research commissioned by ukactive.

ukactive’s poll of just over 2,000 adults, conducted by Savanta ComRes**, found that over a quarter (27%) said they

Source: 5K your way Sept 21

https://5kyourway.org/

 

5k Your Way is a community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, families, friends and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5k Your Way parkrun event on the last Saturday of every month.

The 5K Your Way, Move Against Cancer initiative is provided by MOVE Charity. The charity has groups across the UK and Ireland and everyone is welcome to join. The next group meet up is o

Source: Activity Alliance 18 Aug 2021

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/6375-get-yourself-active-launches-new-social-care-activity-pack

 

Get Yourself Active has launched a new online activity pack designed for carers, support workers and personal assistants who support disabled people and people with long-term health conditions.

The pack was co-designed with experts in the social care and physical activity sectors including Durham University, Sport England, Sense, Sport for Confidence, A

Source: Wiley Online Library 11.08.2021

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/sms.14032

 

To contain the recent COVID-19 outbreak restrictions have been imposed, which has limited outdoor activity. These physical behaviour changes can have serious health implications, but there is little objective information quantifying these changes. This study aimed to estimate the change in physical behaviour levels during full lockdown conditions using objective data collected from a thigh-worn activi

Source: Gov.uk 02.08.2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/everybody-active-every-day-5-years-on

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/everybody-active-every-day-5-years-on/everybody-active-every-day-5-years-on

This document provides a summary of a five year review to the national physical activity framework, ‘Everybody active, every day' and the PHE response.

It summarises the creation and dissemination of the framework, how the physical activity agenda has subsequently developed

Source: The Lancet 21.07.2021

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01165-X/fulltext

Pre-Olympic Games predictions commonly include an increase in population-based physical activity in the host city, as often stated in the bid, but the post-Olympic Games effects on physical activity have not been summarised. In this Series paper, we aim to do the following: examine mentions of a physical activity legacy in pre-Olympic bid documentation; analyse existing physical acti

Source: The Lancet 21.07.2021

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01164-8/fulltext

Approximately 1·5 billion people worldwide live with a physical, mental, sensory, or intellectual disability, about 80% of which are in low-income and middle-income countries. This Series paper provides a global overview of the prevalence, benefits, and promotion policies for physical activity for people living with disabilities (PLWD). PLWD are 16–62% less likely to meet physical ac

Source: The Lancet 21.07.2021

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01259-9/fulltext

Young people aged 10–24 years constitute 24% of the world's population; investing in their health could yield a triple benefit—eg, today, into adulthood, and for the next generation. However, in physical activity research, this life stage is poorly understood, with the evidence dominated by research in younger adolescents (aged 10–14 years), school settings, and high-income countries

Source: The Lancet 21.07.2021

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01652-4/fulltext

Sport is bringing some much needed joy to the world. The Olympics and Paralympics, the Copa América, the European Football Championship, and Wimbledon are bringing excitement to millions after postponement or cancellation in 2020 (safety concerns notwithstanding). Although watching elite sport might be more stimulating than addressing modern day sedentarism, a third Lancet Series pub

Source: Scope - make it count 

https://makeitcount.scope.org.uk/

Make It Count is an active challenge designed by Scope, a disability equality charity. The challenge is open for anybody to take part and is taking place between 24th August and 5th September 2021, alongside the Paralympic Games.

Make It Count is a fully accessible challenge that's about spending time getting active in your own way. This challenge focuses on clocking up minutes while getting active, rather than setting a distance,

Source: The australian prevention partnership centre April 2020

Prevention Centre - Guide to WSA to PA Getting-Australia-Active-III-April-2020.pdf

12-GAA-III-Summaries.pdf

Getting Australia Active III (GAA III) is the first comprehensive guide on a whole-of-systems approach to physical activity in the world. It supports decision makers to implement physical activity policies and programs in Australia.

Source: NCSEM July 21

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/events/pace-labelling/

 

This public lecture will be delivered by Professor Amanda Daley, Professor of Behavioural Medicine at Loughborough University, on Tuesday 14th September 2021. The talk will discuss the role of food labelling in helping the public to choose healthy food, with a particular focus on the usefulness of physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) food labelling.

PACE labelling provides information about the amount of physical a

Source: UK active 29.06.21

https://www.ukactive.com/news/ukactive-report-sets-out-key-role-sector-can-play-in-getting-our-ageing-nation-active/

https://www.ukactive.com/reports/life-in-our-years/

 

Older adults have revealed what they want from the fitness and leisure sector to encourage greater participation, in a major new report published by ukactive. Adults aged 55 and over shared what measures they felt would incentivise them to exercise more within the sector’s facilities, including feedba

Source: Move More Sheffield June 21

https://www.movemoresheffield.com/move-more-strategy-2021-2026

Move+More+-+Strategy+development+process.pdf

Move+More+Strategy+-+Theory+of+Change.pdf

Sheffield’s Move More Month 2021 is being recognised this June with the launch of a new physical activity strategy that sets out a clear vision and mission which unites the city’s residents with a shared purpose to create a healthier, happier and more connected Sheffield.
The renewed approach comes in the wake of

Source: World Health Organisation June 21

https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/physical-activity/news/news/2021/6/promoting-cycling-can-save-lives-and-advance-health-across-europe-through-improved-air-quality-and-increased-physical-activity

 

On World Bicycle Day, celebrated on 3 June, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights a new master plan that calls countries to acknowledge cycling as an equal mode of transport and to double the level of cycling by 2030. The Pa

Source: Activity Alliance 12.05.21

http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/about-us/our-work/strategy

New findings published today by national charity Activity Alliance reveal the growing impact of the pandemic on disabled people. Just over 7 in 10 disabled people (72%) agree that the coronavirus pandemic has made sport and physical activity less fair for disabled people.

This is one of the headline findings of a new YouGov poll commissioned by Activity Alliance, the leading voice for disabled people

Source: Living Streets may 2021

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/news-and-blog/press-media/poll-reveals-why-brits-love-walking

The past year has seen people walking more and new research released for Living Streets’ National Walking Month reveals what Brits have enjoyed most about it and what would encourage them to keep walking as lockdown restrictions ease.

The vast majority of people enjoyed the health benefits offered by a daily walk, with 76% naming physical health benefits and 56% the ment