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


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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...

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.

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.

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.

This report discusses ukactive and Sport England's proposal to expand the availability of Community Wellness Hubs as part of their shared mission for an active nation.

Active Lives Adult Survey, October 2017

Wed, 18 Oct 2017

Sport England

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

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.

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.

Towards An Active Nation

Sat, 26 Mar 2016

Sport England

Sport England's strategy 2016-2021.

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.

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.

A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners.

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

The sport and leisure sector has itself undergone radical change and downsizing but continues to aspire to be a key player in the life of communities and individuals. This paper gives Martyn Allison's personal perspective on what this future could look like.

This report explores the All Parliamentary Commission's concerns on the measurement and evaluation of interventions and tests their hypotheses.

Everybody Active, Every Day

Fri, 10 Oct 2014

Public Health England

This eagerly anticipated document sets out Public Health England's plan to support local and national authorities to tackle the obesity epidemic that has been well publicised throughout much of 2014.

The Inactivity Time Bomb

Sun, 27 Apr 2014

Street Games

The economic cost of physical inactivity in young people.

Tackling Physical Inactivity - A Coordinated Approach

Thu, 10 Apr 2014

All Party Parliamentary Commission

This is the first of two reports from the All-Party Parliamentary Commission on Physical Activity, which was set up in 2013. It sets out the scale and scope of the problem, mapping out the specific areas in which need to be worked on for change.

This press release from the WHO draws attention to changing perceptions of what is viewed as normal with regards to the levels of obesity across Europe. Using the various country reports, it refers on evidence from the country reports produced to generate awareness of the 'obesity epidemic' infecting...

Turning The Tide Of Inactivity

Mon, 27 Jan 2014

UK Active

This report shows the rising issue of physical inactivity across the UK.

Making The Case For Physical Activity

Mon, 25 Mar 2013

British Heart Foundation

This document provides an overview of the best available evidence on health and wellbeing outcomes that are directly affected by physical activity.

Just a few generations ago, physical activity was an integral part of daily life. In the name of progress, we've now chipped away at it so thoroughly that physical inactivity actually seems normal. The economic costs are unacceptable, the human costs are unforgiveable. Designed to Move is a framework...

The Inactive Time Bomb (Summary)

Tue, 09 Oct 2012

Street Games

Street Games' press release refers to the details of its report produced in 2012, 'The Inactive Time Bomb'. This short document illustrates the scale of the physical inactivity problem with a number of statistics taken from the main report. It also includes a number of testimonials from key figures in...

Changing The Game For Girls

Sun, 09 Jan 2011

Women's Sport and Fitness Foundation

This report presents new research that offers us the opportunity to begin to understand the causes of low levels of physical activity among girls. It explores the views of girls and boys about physical activity, sport and PE, and the influence of schools, friends and families.