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Source: ncsem-em.org 23/08/2022

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/2022/08/23/could-a-new-fitness-app-help-people-with-disabilities-be-more-physically-active/

Researchers from Loughborough University are working with the founders of a new fitness app, created specifically for people with impairments, to test its usability and effectiveness. The Accessercise app was created by Loughborough-based Para-powerlifter, Ali Jawad, multiple world champion sailor, Sam Brearey, and Financial Times top ranked lega

Source: Activity Alliance.org.uk  15/08/2022

https://www.activityalliance.org.uk/news/7413-annual-survey-2022-data-on-people-with-specific-impairments

The wider challenges disabled people face accessing sport and physical activity can often be similar regardless of impairment or condition. Feedback from Activity Alliance member organisations, and disabled people, shows how useful and important it is to have a deeper understanding of the differences between the various types of impairments.

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Source: Basem.co.uk 28/07/2022

http://https://basem.co.uk/it-is-safer-to-be-physically-active/

Healthcare professionals and people living with long-term conditions report valid concerns about the risks of increasing activity levels, including fear of exacerbating symptoms or causing an adverse event. A recent Moving Medicine consensus statement on risk addressed these pervasive barriers to increasing physical activity.

The statement provides clear messages for healthcare professionals to help th

Source: UK Active.com

ukactive and Nike have announced the launch of the Open Doors programme for summer 2022, providing sport, activity and food to under-served children and young people in four major cities.

As the cost of living rises and health inequalities grow, children and young people will have the chance to join athletes and coaches at 12 sites and schools across London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, providing them with opportunities to have fun, try new activities, and stay act

Source: NAO.org 08/07/22

https://www.nao.org.uk/report/grassroots-participation-in-sport-and-physical-activity/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=grassroots-participation-in-sport-and-physical-activity

National Audit Office has published its value for money report into grassroots participation in sport and physical activity. The report examines whether the Department for Culture Media and Sport England have achieved value for money for spending on sport and physical activity.

Findings i

Source: UK Active 23.06.22

http://https://www.ukactive.com/news/ukactive-launches-everyone-can-task-force-as-sector-leaders-unite-to-drive-improvement-in-physical-activity-for-disabled-people/

 

ukactive has formed a cross-sector task force to help deliver its vision of a sector that is freely accessible and utilised by all, enabling everyone to be active and participate in whatever capacity they wish.

The Everyone Can Task Force is made up of leaders from the sport and physical activity sector

Source: Durham University June 22

https://durhampsychology.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jFaVxrJBiIwqHk

 

Physical activity can have a wide range of benefits, but participation in physical activity in school is lower for autistic students compared to non-autistic students. The project is looking to involve PE teachers and reflecting on their experiences of teaching autistic students in school. The research is being done by the Centre for Neurodiversity and Development at Durham University; they

Source: British Blind Sport 25.05.22

https://britishblindsport.org.uk/new-guide-for-rehabilitation-workers/

https://britishblindsport.org.uk/educationandresearch/education

 

British Blind Sport has announced the launch of a new guide for vision rehabilitation workers who support blind and partially sighted adults through physical activity. The resource was created in collaboration with British Blind Sport, Rehabilitation Workers Professional Network, Visionary, Metro Blind Sport, The Wilberforce

Source: Diabetes UK 20.05.22

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/5-steps-to-diabetes-prevention

 

For this year's Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week (23-29 May) Diabetes UK shares five steps to  prevention, which are designed to help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Currently 2.4 million people in England are at elevated risk of developing the disease.

Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week raises awareness of the seriousness of the condition, the risk of developing it, and ways to help reduce th

Source: Women in Sport April 22

https://www.womeninsport.org/our-work/partnerships/daughters-and-dads/daughters-and-dads-about-the-programme/

 

Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered is a free physical activity and education programme for young girls (5-11) and their fathers/father-figures who want to be more active together.

It was delivered in partnership with the EFL Trust, Fatherhood Institute and University of Newcastle (Australia) through funding from Sport England and the National Lotter

Source: World Health Organisation 22.04.22

https://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/disease-prevention/physical-activity/news/news/2022/4/a-new-who-tool-to-empower-organized-sports-clubs-to-promote-health

 

While sports clubs can often be seen as places for competition and athletic performance, there are many opportunities for sports clubs to contribute to overall health improvements in the community that have not yet fully been harnessed.

WHO’s new Health-Promoting Sports Clubs – National Audi

Source: Active Partnerships 07.04.22

https://www.activepartnerships.org/news/using-sport-and-physical-activity-increase-employability-people-furthest-labour-market

 

The contribution of physical activity and sport on health, wellbeing, economic recovery and growth is extensive, and covers a number of different areas of work. This includes using it as a vehicle to increase employability and inclusive growth, by improving skills & health with people currently furthest from the labour market.

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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: 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: 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 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: Youth Sport Trust 22.02.22

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/news/charity-releases-annual-impact-report

https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/research/impact-report-2021

 

Young people reported feeling happier, more confident, and more physically active after participating in programmes run by the Youth Sport Trust, last year. The charity’s 2021 annual Impact Report also shows the positive impact its programmes had on young people’s communication, teamworking and leader

Source: NCSEM 24.02.22

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/2022/02/24/primary-care-exercise-interventions-help-boost-physical-activity-levels-and-reduce-weight-in-adults/

 

Researchers from Loughborough University's Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour (CLiMB), led by Dr Victoria Kettle, has found that exercise interventions delivered in primary care boost levels of moderate to vigorous intensity activity in adults by an average of 14 minutes a week. While this seems modest, even small increases