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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: Gov.uk 18 Aug 2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/physical-activity-understanding-and-addressing-inequalities

 

This guidance from Public Health England can be used by local level practitioners and commissioners to begin tackling inequalities in physical activity across and within protected characteristic groups. It presents the findings of a review, analysis and research aimed at understanding the enablers, barriers and opportunities for increasing physical activity across i

Source: Gov.uk 30.07.2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/increasing-uptake-of-cycling-following-covid-19-travel-disruption

moment-of-change-increasing-cycling-uptake.pdf

This research, published by the Department for Transport, explores how to increase cycling behaviour following COVID-19 travel disruption.

The research sets out to develop policy options to convert high levels of cycling during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic into more long-term travel habits.

The report sets out

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: Gov.uk 20.07.2021

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/innovation-and-knowledge-development-amongst-providers-of-occupational-health?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=452555e4-dc8b-46c3-a69f-fe824c44e067&utm_content=immediately

innovation-and-knowledge-development-amongst-providers-of-occupational-health.pdf

Occupational health (OH) was defined as advisory and support services which help to maintain and promote employee health and wellbeing. Qualitative r

Source: Gov.Wales 19.07.2021

https://gov.wales/healthy-and-active-fund-extended-year-following-pandemic

A total of £991,200 additional Welsh Government funding has been granted to extend the Healthy and Active Fund for a further year. The fund was set up in 2018 to help improve mental and physical health by enabling people to adopt healthy and active lifestyles.

Research commissioned by Sport Wales has shown 60% of adults in Wales intend to increase the amount of physical activity and exercise t

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: Sport England 11 June 21

https://www.sportengland.org/news/choose-you-during-this-girl-can-week

 

The first This Girl Can Week started on Saturday 12th June as Sport England’s campaign calls on women to choose themselves and take the time to get active.

After more than a year of disruption, the week is a response to Sport England’s own research that shows women have found it harder than men to maintain their activity habits curing the coronavirus pandemic. The figures come from wave 18 o

Source: NCSEM 1st June 21

https://www.ncsem-em.org.uk/2021/06/01/university-of-nottingham-scientists-team-up-with-the-public-in-new-mental-health-research-project/

 

Experts from the University of Nottingham will collaborate with members of the public on a new research project that will help reshape our understanding of mental health issues, thanks to funding from UKRI.

Mike Slade, Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion, from the School of Health Sciences at the University and

Source: Public Health Bulletin 24th May 21

https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/wtsw

Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking carried out the research ahead of national Walk to School Week (17 – 21 May 2021).  

The YouGov poll found that nearly two thirds of Brits (64%) support car-free zones outside schools, with support also for safer crossings (61%), a ban on pavement parking (57%) and lower speed limits (46%).

One in four cars on Britain’s roads at peak times are on the school run, ge

Source: Street Games May 21

https://www.streetgames.org/news/new-report-explores-youth-social-prescribing-in-wales

Street Games may 21.pdf

A new report from StreetGames Wales offers important new insight on the impact and effectiveness of youth social prescribing in Wales.

In March 2021, StreetGames was commissioned by Sport Wales to conduct a rapid review of youth social prescribing in Wales, with a focus on the links to sport and physical activity interventions. The rapid review set out to pro

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

Source: National Institute for Health Research

https://www.leicesterbrc.nihr.ac.uk/

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41366-021-00771-z

 

Slow walkers are almost four times more likely to die from COVID-19 and have over twice the risk of contracting a severe version of the virus, according to a team of researchers from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre led by Professor Tom Yates at the University of Leicester.

The study of 412,596 middle-aged U

Source: Kidney International April 21

https://www.kidney-international.org/article/S0085-2538(21)00269-6/fulltext

 

Cycling at moderate intensity during dialysis could drastically improve the heart health of patients with kidney failure and result in significant savings for the NHS, according to new research by the University of Leicester supported by the charity Kidney Research UK and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients in the CYCLE-HD st

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

Source: Sport England April 2021

https://www.sportengland.org/news/impact-coronavirus-activity-levels-revealed

Active Lives Adult Survey Nov 19_20.pdf

 

The majority of physically active adults in England managed to maintain their habits despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the latest Active Lives Adult Survey, with just 710,000 fewer active adults between November 2019 and November 2020 compared to the same period 12 months previously.

However, the first eight months