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Active ageing agenda hits national headlines

Active ageing agenda hits national headlines

10 April 2017

Getting older people moving through activities such as Zumba and dance topped the news agenda today (10 April), with several national newspapers highlighting the benefits of regular exercise for over 60s, following a ukactive press campaign.

New ukactive analysis on physical activity interventions among over 60s gained prominent coverage in the Sunday Telegraph. It found that getting Britons aged over 60 to do five 30-minute dance classes a week could help save the NHS £11bn, at a time when health budgets and hospitals are being stretched to the limit. The research also found that a regular dance could prevent almost 850,000 cases of disease and injury, including almost a third of hip fractures.

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Active workplaces will boost bottom lines, says ukactive

Active workplaces will boost bottom lines, says ukactive

07 April 2017

ukactive Public Affairs Director Huw Edwards has made a passionate call to arms for Britain to tackle the toxic toll of sedentary office culture by placing greater emphasis on getting workers active.

Physical inactivity costs the UK £20bn each year and is a particular blight on the modern workforce. Sitting at a desk for eight hours a day increases the risk of premature death by up to 60 per cent and costs UK businesses productivity.

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milon UK announced as long-term partner for ukactive National Summit

milon UK announced as long-term partner for ukactive National Summit

03 April 2017

ukactive today (3rd April) announced innovative training equipment supplier milon UK as the three-year headline equipment partner for ukactive’s annual National Summit, the leading political event for the physical activity sector.

This follows a highly-successful partnership between ukactive and milon UK for National Summit 2016, which gathered more than 550 senior stakeholders from across the public health, clinical commissioning, local authority and physical activity sectors to discuss the burning issues facing society.

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Sector leaders join politicians in Westminster to drive physical activity agenda

Sector leaders join politicians in Westminster to drive physical activity agenda

21 March 2017

Leaders of the physical activity sector met with MPs and Peers last night (20th March) at ukactive’s annual Parliamentary reception as part of the not-for-profit’s ongoing mission to drive the physical agenda in the heart of Westminster.

The MYZONE-sponsored political event – one of the highlights of the physical activity sector calendar - brought ukactive members and partners together with nearly 50 leading Parliamentarians for an exclusive evening of networking and discussion.

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Imoves crowned winner of physical activity accelerator ActiveLab

Imoves crowned winner of physical activity accelerator ActiveLab

16 March 2017

Imoves overcame fierce competition from some of the physical activity sector’s hottest startups to be named inaugural winner of ukactive’s innovation accelerator programme ActiveLab.

Imoves, a digital teaching platform to help get schools active, prevailed in a battle of the 12 ActiveLab finalists, which saw each startup take to the stage to deliver a one-minute elevator pitch on the potential of their business to revolutionise the way we move. Imoves scooped the top prize of a premium accelerator toolkit worth more than £25,000 after winning over the judging panel and votes from the live audience.

 

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