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Over the past few years, the field of social prescribing has grown rapidly and along with it, the need to capture and quantify the impact of social prescribing on individuals. There are challenges to integrating measurement into practice, especially for social prescribing. This is now a broad term which incorporates a range of conditions and situations that extend well beyond healthcare and into the wider determinants of health. Whilst we now have an agreed architecture in England, of social p
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
Collective Skate Gal Club say they've taught 200 women how to ride, while creating a platform to promote women's rights. "Our generation have really stepped up the game – my grandmother didn’t have the opportunities that I have at my age." Akpene says. "Ultimately, it's about creating a community where people feel can be safe to try anything, to explore – to learn." Source: https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/4ag3pg/skate-gal-club-ghana-gender-equality-metoo-assault-survivors (February 2020)
Reduced risk of future heart failure in healthy women may be achieved by remaining physically active from young middle age and throughout life or by increasing the level of physical activity. This is particularly important for sedentary women in middle age. The role of physical activity in preventing the development of obesity must be taken into account. Source: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02813432.2020.1717083 (March 2019)
A higher level of physical activity during the different menopausal phases was beneficial, especially for skeletal muscle. Menopause‐related hormonal changes predispose women to sarcopenia and osteoporosis and further to mobility disability and fall‐related fractures in later life. New strategies are needed to promote physical activity among middle‐aged women. Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jcsm.12547 (February 2020)
On International Women’s Day in March,  we published our evaluation of the Sporting Equality Fund, a £325,000 set of grants from the Scottish government to get more girls and women participating in physical activity. Fourteen organisations were awarded up to £25,000 for year-long projects – all were asked to look at how participation increased wellbeing. Across the fund as a whole, we saw average life satisfaction go up from 6.9 to 8.0 out of 10, with similar rises across the other three ONS wel