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Prime Minister supports ukactive

22 November 2012

David Cameron supports ukactive's mission to embed active lifestyles into the DNA of the nation

 

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Active lifestyles sector comes together for 2012 Summit

22 November 2012

The UK active lifestyles sector comes together on 22 November 2012 to mark the launch of ukactive.

 

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Reforms to be introduced to PPL licensing from 1st May 2013

22 November 2012

After four years of negotiation, ukactive and PPL have reached agreement to reform PPL's Exercise tariff which covers the use of PPL recorded music as an accompaniment to fitness classes.

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Coe calls for PE teachers to 'be given bonuses' to build on Olympic legacy (Telegraph)

19 November 2012

The head of the London 2012 organising committee called for a shake-up to avoid allowing the spike in enthusiasm created by the Games "to crumble under our feet". 

 

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Food industry and supermarkets back healthy eating drive (The Guardian)

19 November 2012

Lidl is to trial a dedicated "healthy checkout" in each of its 600 stores, replacing chocolate and sweets at the till with more nutritious alternatives.
The move is one of a number of initiatives being announced by supermarkets and other retailers as part of the Responsibility Deal announced by the Department of Health, an on-going scheme to promote action within the food industry to encourage people to eat more healthily.

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Get fit by walking and collect 'ground miles’ as you go (The Telegraph)

19 November 2012

That was the pitch dreamt up by a public health researcher, who wanted to see if people would walk more if they were able to collect "reward" points along the way. 

 

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Tired after cancer treatment? Walking may help (Reuters)

19 November 2012

People who have been treated for cancer often have lingering fatigue, but a new analysis of more than three dozen studies suggests regular walking or cycling might help boost their energy.

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