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National Fitness Day 2016 hits new heights

National Fitness Day 2016 hits new heights

13 September 2016

Biggest ever National Fitness Day sees thousands engage in free activity sessions

National Fitness Day 2016 saw more people get moving than ever before as over 18,000 events took part across the UK to make 7 September the most active day of the year.

The sixth annual event, organised by not-for-profit health body ukactive and sponsored by leading health and fitness retailer Argos, saw more than 6,000 venues across the UK hold multiple activity events throughout the day.

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Future of Fitness will see tech transform our workouts

Future of Fitness will see tech transform our workouts

07 September 2016

A boom in wearable technology and Netflix-style workout services will transform gyms over the next 10 years and bring virtual fitness into our living rooms, according to new research commissioned by not-for-profit health body ukactive and leading health and fitness retailer Argos as part of National Fitness Day 2016 (7th September).

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National Fitness Day 2016: 7 day countdown to the biggest nationwide celebration of physical activity

National Fitness Day 2016: 7 day countdown to the biggest nationwide celebration of physical activity

31 August 2016

National Fitness Day powered by Argos is fast approaching, with just one week to go until the most active day of the year. This year will see over 5,000 events take place across the country and as the day draws nearer we are proud to announce the involvement of one of Britain’s national treasures.

Darcey Bussell CBE, legendary ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge will be performing her newly formed aerobic workout DDMIX on the morning of 7th September to kick off proceedings on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Active Training Awards 2016 to shine spotlight on the future of physical activity sector skills

Active Training Awards 2016 to shine spotlight on the future of physical activity sector skills

23 August 2016

Entries now open for prestigious Active Training Awards, this year featuring full day Conference for the first time

ukactive and CIMSPA have announced an expanded format for this year’s Active Training Awards, sponsored by Active IQ, which will feature a full day Conference ahead of the highly-anticipated awards ceremony.

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ukactive response to Childhood Obesity Strategy

18 August 2016

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, ukactive Chair, said:

We support the government’s ambition to address the major issue of childhood obesity and believe it’s vital that we treat physical inactivity with the same importance if we are to overcome an impending health crisis.

An inactive childhood means you are twice as likely to be an obese adult and shortens your lifespan by up to five years.

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ukactive back supporting Change4Life’s 10 Minute Shake Up with Disney, as industry operators sign up to help get families active this summer

20 July 2016

This summer ukactive are once again supporting the 10 Minute Shake Up, an exciting initiative from Change4Life in partnership with Disney, offering ukactive members a unique opportunity to use Disney characters to inspire children and their families to be more active.

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Sport and Recreation Alliance and ukactive launch Physical Activity and Health report

08 July 2016

The Sport and Recreation Alliance and ukactive have launched a brand new health report to provide an up-to-date picture of the public health and commissioning landscape in England. Physical Activity and Health: Working Together to get the Nation Moving sets out the key role the sport, recreation and physical activity sector can play in tackling poor physical and mental health.

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Inactivity time-bomb caused by inactive summer holidays, new research suggests

04 July 2016

British schoolchildren are losing 80 per cent of fitness gained during term time through ‘inactive summer holidays,’ new research from ukactive has revealed.

Children taking part in a new fitness measurement programme were able to run a further 120 metres in July – before the summer break – than in the same test in September, suggesting that term-time improvements in physical activity were being eroded by sedentary school breaks.

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ukactive announce Duke of Edinburgh's Award as charity partner of the year

ukactive announce Duke of Edinburgh's Award as charity partner of the year

02 June 2016

ukactive has today announced a year-long partnership with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, whereby the world-leading youth achievement award will become ukactive’s official charity partner for 2016/17.

Since its launch 60 years ago, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award has inspired thousands of 14-24 year olds in the UK and further afield to take up a personal, extra-curricular challenge, with physical activity often playing a central part.

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‘iPad Kids’ at risk of long-term poor health as parents struggle to wean children off gadgets

‘iPad Kids’ at risk of long-term poor health as parents struggle to wean children off gadgets

24 March 2016

 The rise in tablet and smartphone use of young children is creating long-term health risks for the UK as a new ukactive poll of parents suggests that almost nine in ten British mums and dads (87 per cent) feel that increased use of tablets and smartphones by children has contributed to a decline in the amount of exercise they do.

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