A research library of key reports on the sports and physical activity sector from a variety of sources.


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Benefits of physical activity include a lower risk of some major diseases, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. Physical exercise can also have positive effects on maintaining a healthy body weight and mental health. However, roughly about one third of the global adult...

The Vision for Sport in Wales is clear: To have An Active Nation Where Everyone Can Have Lifelong Enjoyment of Sport. Our mission: To Unleash the Benefits of Sport for Everyone. The School Sport Survey evaluates the activity of sport in young people, understanding their enjoyment of sport, and informs...

THE ROLE OF MARKETING IN PROMOTING A FIT AND HEALTHY CHILDHOOD

Sat, 10 Nov 2018

APPG - Fit & Healthy Childhood

Since 1975 worldwide obesity has tripled. World Health Organisation (WHO) figures show that in 2016 around 41 million children under the age of 5 and over 340 million children and adolescents aged 5-19 were with overweight or obesity: http://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/obesity-and-overweight...

Reiamgining Ageing

Wed, 17 Oct 2018

UK Active

Our population is ageing fast, with a growing proliferation of health problems including disability, dementia and frailty.

It has long been assumed that such problems were directly caused by ageing, and that they could therefore be neither prevented nor treated. But we now know that many of these problems...

Australian Sport Strategy 2030

Fri, 03 Aug 2018

Sport Australia

Sport 2030 provides a roadmap for future success for sport in this country.
Sport Australia will lead its implementation, to create an even better and more successful national sports sector. If we get it right we know that in 2030 sport will continue to be a key point of national pride, our Olympic and...

Australian Sport Strategy 2030

Fri, 03 Aug 2018

Sport Australia

Sport 2030 provides a roadmap for future success for sport in this country.
Sport Australia will lead its implementation, to create an even better and more successful national sports sector. If we get it right we know that in 2030 sport will continue to be a key point of national pride, our Olympic and...

Active Lives Adult Survey

Thu, 22 Mar 2018

Sport England

The third Active Lives Adult Survey Report summarising activity levels in England from November 2016 to November 2017.

This report seeks to achieve a deeper understanding of the interlinkages between health and wealth and the opportunities that devolution presents to focus on prevention and early intervention across the life course.

Sporting Future: Second Annual Report

Tue, 30 Jan 2018

Cabinet Office

This report sets out the steps that have been taken towards making sure absolutely everyone can benefit from the power of sport.

Active Lives Adult Survey

Fri, 15 Dec 2017

Sport England

Sport England's latest research reveals that active people are happier and more satisfied with their lives – and are less likely to experience anxiety.

Examining the Impact of Greenhouse Sports Programmes in Schools

Fri, 15 Dec 2017

Loughborough University

Loughborough University was commissioned to undertake a small-scale scoping study in order to examine the future possibilities for more broadly examining the impact of the school-based programmes on individual participants and on schools more widely utilising data that is routinely collated by schools....

This report led by Mind has reinforced the link between mental health and physical exercise, highlighting that those who increased their activity levels by an average of 1.3 days per week further improved their resilience and mental well-being.

Moving More, Ageing Well

Sun, 05 Nov 2017

UK Active

This report says innovative solutions for keeping older people active and independent could save billions of pounds in NHS and social care costs by preventing disease.

Active Lives Adult Survey

Mon, 23 Oct 2017

Sport England

The second Active Lives Adult Report summarising activity levels in England from May 2016 to May 2017.

Physical Activity In Early Childhood

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

All Party Parliamentary Commission

A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a fit and healthy childhood.

Evidence summary of the health benefits that can be achieved from 10 minutes of brisk walking per day for 7 days.

Workplace Policies And Practices Promoting Physical Activity Across England

Sat, 16 Sep 2017

International Journal of Workplace Health Management

This paper seeks to understand how workplaces most effectively promote physical activity for the benefit of public health.

Women in Sport have undertaken a research project to help further understand women's motivations and barriers to taking part in parkrun and wider running activity.

Sporting Future: First Annual Report

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

Cabinet Office

This report sets out the steps that have been taken towards making sure absolutely everyone can benefit from the power of sport.

Active Lives Adult Survey

Thu, 26 Jan 2017

Sport England

This report presents data from the Active Lives Survey for the period mid-November 2015 to mid-November 2016. Data are presented for adults aged 16+ in England.

This report sets out an exciting new vision for how child health information can support both parents and professionals in providing the highest quality care for children and young people.

A Report By The All-Party Parliamentary Group On A Fit And Healthy Childhood

Sat, 10 Sep 2016

All Party Parliamentary Commission

This report is a reflection of the work required to recognise the vital importance of physical education to health and to create the environment that will reverse the strong recent trend of reduced physical activity

Childhood Obesity: A Plan For Action

Sat, 13 Aug 2016

HM Government

The Government's action plan to reduce England's rate of childhood obesity within the next ten years.

Getting Every Adult Active Every Day

Sun, 10 Jul 2016

Public Health England

Increasing physical activity has the potential to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and the nation as a whole. Public Health England (PHE) wants to see more people being physically active. This professional resource sets out how to achieve this....

The Rise Of The Activity Sector

Sun, 22 May 2016

UK Active

A report from UK Active into the size and impact of the physical activity sector in the UK

Working Together To Promote Active Travel

Sat, 21 May 2016

Public Health England

This briefing looks at the impact of current transport systems and sets out the many benefits of increasing physical activity through active travel.

This research paper attempts to value the social impacts of participation in sport in England, using the SROI framework.

This report was prepared by a Working Group of the All-Party Group. It is a reflection of the work required to recognise the vital importance of physical education to health and to create the environment that will reverse the strong recent trend of reduced physical activity.

This new strategy for sport and physical activity moves beyond merely looking at how many people take part. It will consider what people get out of participating and what more can be done to make a physically active life truly transformative.

Setting The First Cycling And Walking Investment Strategy

Mon, 14 Dec 2015

Department for Transport

This document outlines, for the first time, the Department for Transport's timetable and approach to developing the various elements required to deliver the first CWIS.

UKactive's Blueprint For An Active Britain

Tue, 10 Nov 2015

UK Active

Ahead of the DCMS Sports Strategy launch in December Ukactive launched their Blueprint for an Active Britain at their Annual Summit in November 2015 at the Emirates stadium

Physical Activity In The Early Years

Mon, 02 Nov 2015

British Heart Foundation, Loughborough University

The purpose of this evidence briefing is to provide an overview of the evidence relating to the early years (from birth to five years) and physical activity to help commissioners, policy makers and practitioners influence work in the field.

This consultation highlights ten themes that together capture the headline issues that DCMS want to address.

Fit For The Future

Wed, 10 Jun 2015

Sport and Recreation Alliance

Released shortly after the Conservative Government was installed, this report intends to set the scene across a number of areas where the Sport and Recreation Alliance feel there will be challenges for their members and the sector more widely in the coming years.

Investing In Cycling And Walking: The Economic Case for Action

Sat, 14 Mar 2015

Department for Transport

This paper aims to summarise recent changes in the evidence base as well as the key legacy studies that should help not only to quantify the impacts resulting from investment in cycling and walking, but also to make the case for investing in cycling and walking above other demands on budgets.

Further Analysis To Value The Health And Educational Benefits Of Sport And Culture

Tue, 10 Mar 2015

DCMS, Sport England, English Heritage, Arts Council England

This report builds upon this work by further examining the links between engaging in culture and sport and health and educational outcomes. We look at the value of these benefits to the individual and to the taxpayer in terms of cost savings.

A Review Of The Social Impacts Of Culture And Sport

Tue, 10 Mar 2015

DCMS, Sport England, English Heritage, Arts Council England

The Culture and Sport Evidence (CASE) programme is a joint programme of strategic research led by the DCMS in collaboration with the Arts Council England ACE, English Heritage and Sport England.

Making The Case For Designing Active Cities

Thu, 26 Feb 2015

Active Living Research

An extensive but non-systematic review of scientific and "gray" literature was conducted to explore a wide range of literature to understand the co-benefits of activity-friendly environments on physical health, mental health, social benefits, safety/injury prevention, environmental sustainability, and...

Generation Inactive

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

UK Active

An analysis of the UK's childhood inactivity epidemic and tangible solutions to get children moving

This document from the Labour Party sets out their plans for public health ahead of the General Election in May 2015. Launched by Andy Burnham MP (Shadow Health Secretary) and Luciana Berger MP (Shadow Public Health Minister), the document addresses the mental health taboos that have gain so much attention...

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