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Embed activity into children’s daily lives, Dr Steven Mann tells Good Morning Britain

Embed activity into children’s daily lives, Dr Steven Mann tells Good Morning Britain

21 November 2016

ukactive Research Director Dr Steven Mann reiterated calls for a major shake-up of youth physical activity provision this morning (21 November) after new research showed British children are among the least active in the world.

Dr Mann featured in the top story on ITV's flagship morning news programme Good Morning Britain, discussing the findings of a global report on children's activity levels presented to the International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. 

 

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Active Training Conference 2016 to explore secrets of a winning workplace culture

Active Training Conference 2016 to explore secrets of a winning workplace culture

16 November 2016

Jam-packed programme to feature high-level keynotes and lively debates on sector’s most pressing topics

ukactive has unveiled the full agenda for the Active Training Conference 2016, with a jam-packed schedule of world-class speakers set to highlight key aspects of building a winning workplace culture.

The key ingredients of what makes for a successful workplace culture and how companies can inspire one will be a major theme of this year’s Conference.

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Time for joined-up approach to health delivery, Tanni Grey-Thompson tells Daily Politics show

14 November 2016

ukactive Chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson today (14 November) made an impassioned case for a £1bn regeneration scheme to save the NHS by transforming the UK's ageing fleet of leisure centres into modern wellness hubs. Appearing on BBC Two's Daily Politics show alongside heavyweight MPs Chuka Umunna, Damian Collins and Yvette Cooper, Baroness Grey-Thompson said it's time for a "joined-up approach to health delivery," with a greater focus on prevention over cure. 

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Invest £1bn to make leisure centres the new NHS frontline

Invest £1bn to make leisure centres the new NHS frontline

06 November 2016

Focus on illness over wellness will bankrupt the NHS, warns health body 

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson will today call for a £1bn regeneration scheme to save the NHS by transforming the UK's ageing fleet of leisure centres into its new preventative frontline.

The Chair of not-for-profit health body ukactive is urging for the Government's new industrial strategy to leverage cross-sector funding to replace 1970s-era leisure centres with community wellness hubs. These would combine swimming pools, gyms and sports halls, with GP drop-in centres, libraries and police services, to create a one-stop-shop for public services and empower the public to take greater responsibility for leading a healthy lifestyle. 

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‘Now is the time to tackle youth inactivity' Tanni Grey-Thompson tells BBC Breakfast

 ‘Now is the time to tackle youth inactivity' Tanni Grey-Thompson tells BBC Breakfast

03 November 2016

 ‘Now is the time to tackle youth inactivity' Tanni Grey-Thompson tells BBC Breakfast

ukactive chair and Crossbench peer Tanni Grey-Thompson appeared on BBC Breakfast this morning, arguing that more must be done to tackle youth inactivity.

Baroness Thompsons’ remarks came as part of a segment on a new pilot scheme for PE tested in schools, in which pupils were encouraged to harness their own imaginations to learn fundamental movement skills and co-create their own PE games.

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