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Physical Activity and Primary Care: Member Case Study

Physical Activity and Primary Care: Member Case Study

Posted on: 07 October 2015 by Amy Fleming Email: Amy Fleming Twitter

 

Ahead of ukactive's educational seminar series this October, and the launch of the 'Physical Activity and Primary Care: Overlaps and Opportunities'  report- in conjunction with Precor- this blog will showcase a ukactive member carrying out exemplary and inspiring work in this field. To find out more about the seminars, and to book your place please click here, or contact events@ukactive.org.uk for more details.

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Everyone Active benefiting from the next wave of physical activity leaders

Everyone Active benefiting from the next wave of physical activity leaders

Posted on: 28 September 2015 by Ben Beveers Twitter LinkedIn

Everyone Active has been delighted to partner with Sports Leaders UK through the Asda Active Sports Leaders programme to pilot an employment pathway for young people who have recently been awarded a Sports Leaders award or qualification.

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Too fat to work?

Too fat to work?

Posted on: 23 September 2015 by Stan Jackson Email: Stan Jackson Twitter LinkedIn

It's the title of Channel 5's hit documentary series.... and now it's government policy: 'Too Fat to Work' - the idea that the government should intervene in welfare payments for obese people if they refuse weight management treatment.  It is the latest in a long line of initiatives by the Department of Work and Pensions to get people who have been out of work for a long time back on the right side of the employment statistics.

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Charity partnership encourages Slimming World members to get active

Charity partnership encourages Slimming World members to get active

Posted on: 14 September 2015 by Amy Williams Facebook Twitter

For the past three years, Slimming World and Cancer Research UK have worked together to run Slimming World does Race for Life events in Slimming World groups across the UK, inspiring members to get more active and to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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National Fitness Day

National Fitness Day

Posted on: 04 September 2015 by LucyLunges Twitter

One thing I enjoy about fitness is the sheer variety of different options for getting active. I believe there is something for everyone and getting fit shouldn't have to be a chore when you find an activity you really enjoy.

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National Fitness Day - get fit for free!

National Fitness Day - get fit for free!

Posted on: 03 September 2015 by FitBits Twitter

It's just one week until National Fitness Day, what will you be doing next Wednesday September 9th for the most active day of the year?

All across the UK hundreds of health and fitness sites will be opening their doors offering free events, classes and taster sessions, including everything from Body Pump to Hula Hooping, boxing to free PT sessions.

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National Fitness Day 2015

National Fitness Day 2015

Posted on: 02 September 2015 by Sarah-Jane Perera Twitter

When I first moved to London, I could count the number of friends willing to go for a run, yoga or try a new class with me with one hand. Now that i'm part of Run Dem Crew, I have lots more friends to try new activities with me - doing any of these activities is always enjoyable but they're much more fun with company. 

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What Does Fitness Mean To You?

What Does Fitness Mean To You?

Posted on: 01 September 2015 by Focus Training Twitter

Here at Focus Training, we live and breathe fitness! Whether we're conjuring up newer and more innovative ways to help our students through their studies, or supporting those swapping the nine to five for a career in fitness, we love what we do, and do what we love!

As an official blogger for National Fitness Day, we fully support the quest to get the nation excited about fitness! So, for a little inspiration, we asked the Focus Training team what fitness means to them...

 

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Real Life : Turning Research Into Practice

Real Life : Turning Research Into Practice

Posted on: 19 August 2015 by Dr Steven Mann Email: Dr Steven Mann Twitter

A news article on the BBC website caught my eye last week. It reported that academics from the United States had published a study concluding that reducing fat in your diet results in greater body fat loss than reducing carbohydrates. This is interesting not only because the study before that had resulted in the argument that it was carbs, and not fats, that we should be cutting when trying to lose weight, but also because the study actually found both diets to be effective - just one slightly more than the other in this instance.

 

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Introducing our new charity partner- Anthony Nolan

Introducing our new charity partner- Anthony Nolan

Posted on: 05 August 2015 by Laura Parsell Twitter LinkedIn

ukactive's new charity partner is Anthony Nolan; a pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer.  Every 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer and for thousands of people a blood stem cell transplant is their only hope of survival. A stem cell transplant is a treatment to try to cure blood cancers and disorders like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Anthony Nolan uses its donor register to find transplant donors for people with blood cancer; facilitating over 1,200 transplants every year.

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Working together for an active future

Working together for an active future

Posted on: 28 July 2015 by Kyle Linzell Email: Kyle Linzell Twitter LinkedIn

Take a trip back to early 2012 and the physical activity agenda within a local authority would have looked very different. Sport development and the local sports centre would have played a part, but public health and getting more people, more active, more often may not have played as important a role.

 

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What does Osborne’s budget mean for the active leisure sector?

What does Osborne’s budget mean for the active leisure sector?

Posted on: 21 July 2015 by Stan Jackson Email: Stan Jackson Twitter LinkedIn

What does Osborne's budget mean for the active leisure sector?

Public Health cuts and a 'pay rise for Britain' were the key points from George Osborne's budget last week. Although the pros and cons of both of these big decisions continue to be debated, ukactive's policy team has taken a closer look at the financial details hiding in Gideon's red briefcase. 

 

 

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The end of the big box? A rebellion has broken out…

The end of the big box? A rebellion has broken out…

Posted on: 14 July 2015 by Steven Ward Email: Steven Ward Twitter LinkedIn

The fitness industry is "broken." It's a model that we shouldn't "believe in anymore." The mainstream operators, which drove its growth, "aren't focused at all on the customer experience... It's an outdated model: you're locked into expensive direct debits; meanwhile, many don't even offer towels for free."

 

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Empowering Activity: Stories from the Front Line

Empowering Activity: Stories from the Front Line

Posted on: 07 July 2015 by Elisa Smith Email: Elisa Smith Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

When we talk about the tide of inactivity in the UK, we often speak of inactive people. An increasing number of people of all ages and backgrounds are now living sedentary lives and our children are the least active generation in history. Our mission at ukactive is to reverse this tide of inactivity and our Let's Get Moving (LGM) programme is one of our flagship ways of delivering on this mission. Set up with the backing of a range of partners such as Sport England, Nesta and a spreading range of local authorities, the programme is changing lives across the country.

 

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“Blue Dawn” has potential to spell purple patch for leisure

“Blue Dawn” has potential to spell purple patch for leisure

Posted on: 01 July 2015 by Stan Jackson Email: Stan Jackson Twitter LinkedIn

A Conservative majority need not mean the rollback of public sector funding for activity, writes External Affairs Manager Stan Jackson

David Cameron would have been as surprised as the rest of us to wake up on the morning of Friday 8th May to learn he'd be leading the first Tory majority government for a generation.

 

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Measurement is a must to get Generation Inactive moving

Measurement is a must to get Generation Inactive moving

Posted on: 22 June 2015 by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Email: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Nothing is more important than ensuring our children have a healthy and happy start to life.

Instilling good habits, values and routines from an early age can set children on the right pathway, giving them the tools and the chances to thrive into adulthood. Nowhere is this truer than with a positive association to movement.

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