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Education Minister Responds to ukactive Kids Research in Parliamentary Speech

13 September 2017

Earlier this week, MPs and Ministers in the House of Commons pledged to “look at every opportunity” to offer children the chance to be active beyond the traditional school day in response to ukactive Research.

On Monday afternoon, ukactive worked with Justin Tomlinson MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sport, to highlight the harmful impact that inactive summer holidays can have on children’s health in a Parliamentary session on Education. 

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ukactive takes to the airwaves to support PHE Active 10 app

25 August 2017

Rounding off a bumper week of media activity (following the NHS Healthy Towns coverage), on Thursday ukactive contributed to a frontpage story in The Times outlining the extend of the nation’s physical activity crisis as Public Health England launched its new Active 10 app – part of its ongoing One You campaign aimed at those aged 40-60 years old.

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NHS Healthy Towns – Behind The Headlines

24 August 2017

In a week when NHS England proposals for pioneering new healthy towns made the headlines, ukactive Head of Communications Jak Phillips explains (in the video above) how ukactive was able to influence the news cycle and secure prominent newspaper, TV and radio slots to ensure the message of the physical activity sector was front and centre in the story.

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Female-driven ‘class culture’ transforming local leisure centres

Female-driven ‘class culture’ transforming local leisure centres

24 August 2017

Women are driving a major transformation of community leisure centres, with growing numbers swapping traditional activities like swimming for spin bikes and other group workouts, a landmark report has revealed.

The number of people visiting leisure centres for group exercise classes such as cardio and indoor cycling has risen by almost 30 per cent in the past two years, with almost two thirds of class participants female.

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Dance Legend Darcey Bussell to lead National Fitness Day mass workout

Dance Legend Darcey Bussell to lead National Fitness Day mass workout

23 August 2017

Strictly Come Dancing star Darcey Bussell will lead a mass-workout in Central London to kick-start National Fitness Day on 27th September.

The legendary ballerina will be joined at Paddington Recreation Ground by hundreds of participants for a 7:30am dance fitness session called ‘Wake up and Work out’, based on her DDMIX training concept.

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NHS Healthy Towns proposals puts ukactive in spotlight

NHS Healthy Towns proposals puts ukactive in spotlight

22 August 2017

ukactive has spoken out in favour of sweeping NHS proposals to create 10 “Healthy New Towns” that would pilot new ways to place physical activity at the heart of communities.

Under the proposals, those who meet weekly activity targets could be offered discount gym memberships, savings on weekly supermarket shopping and sports gear, or free cinema tickets. Plans would also see housing developers offering free bikes with new homes, while streets would feature public gyms, adventure areas and sprint tracks.

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Pioneering health scheme gets Essex seniors fighting fit

Pioneering health scheme gets Essex seniors fighting fit

16 August 2017

Over 1,700 Essex residents have had their lives transformed by a pioneering health programme that sees patients prescribed exercise as medicine.

The Let’s Get Moving programme - run by not-for-profit health body ukactive in conjunction with Active Essex - targets patients in need of activity interventions, giving them the tools and confidence to develop positive lifestyle habits and make new social connections.

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