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PA messaging may play a valuable role improving population PA levels. However, it is a complex and multidimensional concept and greater understanding is still needed. We present a synthesis of the existing evidence, highlighting key areas where evidence has accumulated and where gaps lie, as well as recommendations for PA messaging to different population subgroups. Source: BMC journal, April 2020
The intervention attenuated an increase in %BF and a decrease in CRF among girls at risk for obesity from baseline to postintervention. Offering the after-school PA club 2 d/wk may be adequate for achieving outcomes. Source: Sage Publications April 2020
Longitudinal study suggests that the perinatal period may be a critical time-period where living closer to green spaces may lower hypertension risk in adulthood, but not obesity. Analysis by type of green space suggested that parks may be more relevant than playgrounds, cemeteries or golf courses. Source: Science Direct March 2020
The national Diet, Obesity and Physical activity division at PHE have looked at the data and compared the data to the physical activity estimates that PHE publish. Source: Public Health England, April 2020
Some young people there are huge barriers to digital engagement. Youth organisations have been quick to adapt their services and have been at the forefront of supporting the wider emergency response, often redeploying their staff to distribute emergency care packages, support emergency services and transform their buildings into foodbanks. This report also shows an urgent need for emergency funding to be able to keep the doors open of their services in the long term. Source: UK Youth April 20
The public as a whole are extremely concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. When we asked them to choose their top concerns from a prompted list, fully 75% chose the outbreak as one of their most concerning issues. By comparison, in our most recent wave of the Charity Awareness Monitor, the most concerning issue was the quality of NHS services, chosen by 57% of people. Source nfpSynergy March 2020

Source: https://acmedsci.ac.uk/file-download/99436893

April 2020

2020 Research by Academy of Medical Sciences and MQ.pdf

Two surveys were carried out in the UK to help inform the framing of priorities for mental health research in
relation to the COVID-19 pandemic (see the main paper Panel 1 Methodology and Introduction). One was
a survey by the research charity MQ: Transforming Mental Health and one by Ipsos MORI. The MQ survey
achieved a remarkable response rate and the analyses of both surveys w

Source: Active Gloucestershire research

March 2020

Trends surrounding Covid-19 Tillisons report 27.3.2020.pdf

Trends surrounding Covid-19

The list below is in order of the most dominant themes being discussed on social media about Coronavirus at present (26/03/20)

1 = most dominant
10 = least dominant

1. Fear of losing jobs and income (job security)
2. A family member becoming ill
3. Not seeing family or friends for a long period of time
4. Bills and payments security
5. Panic buying in stores - havi

This study supports the application of the IMB Model in explaining physical activity behavior in adults with T2D. In particular, the contribution of motivation and self-efficacy as substantive and modifiable predictors of physical activity will facilitate the development of targeted and evidence-based interventions for individuals of all BMI classes. Source: NCBI April 2020
Our research shows how objectively measurable characteristics of the London built environment can be used to predict commuting behaviour for a representative sample of primary schoolchildren participating in the SLIC study. Proximity to school is the key characteristic associated with active commuting to school. Source: National Centre for Biotechnology Information April 2020