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


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Revaluing Parks And Green Spaces

Tue, 08 May 2018

Fields in Trust

This report provides a robust economic valuation of parks and green spaces in the UK as well as valuing improvements in health and wellbeing associated with their frequent use.

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.

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.

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.

Fitbit Research Library

Fri, 10 Feb 2017

Fitbit

Fitbit has created its own database with its research partner Fitabase made up of 164 published studies which mention using Fitbit wearables. The Fitabase Research Library is designed to be a public one stop-shop resource for published and peer-reviewed studies using Fitbit technology.

Bridging The Gap

Mon, 24 Oct 2016

Sported

The Bridging the Gap project was undertaken to look at how to best support community organisations using sport and physical activity to change the lives of young people in some of England's most deprived communities.

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 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.

Facilities For Future Generations

Mon, 14 Mar 2016

Sport Wales

A blueprint for sport and active recreation in Wales.

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.

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.

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.

Generation Inactive

Thu, 12 Feb 2015

UK Active

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

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.

Future Trends: Innovating to Grow Participation In Sport

Fri, 10 Oct 2014

Sport and Recreation Alliance

In this report the Future Foundation, the world's leading independent global consumer trends and insight firm, presents five trends that it believes will become more and more relevant to those of us in the sector alongside examples of where sport is already innovating.

This report aims to 1) describe how technology has traditionally reduced motivation to engage in health behaviours, 2) discuss key elements that may make sedentary technology (in this case, television) engaging, and 3) provide examples of how these same elements can be incorporated into new technologies...

This WHO press release refers to an inquiry which estimates that investing in "green and healthy transport" not only has positive health and environmental effects but is also economically profitable.

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.

Active By Design: Designing Places For Healthy Lives

Fri, 14 Mar 2014

The Design Council

Helping to create healthy lives by designing and managing places and buildings that encourage physical activity.

This briefing has been written in conjunction with the Local Government Association (LGA). It is aimed at those who work in or represent local authorities. It addresses the issue of taking action to create environments where people are more likely to walk or cycle for short journeys. It summarises the...

Understanding Disabled People’s Lifestyles In Relation To Sport.

Tue, 10 Sep 2013

English Federation of Disability Sport

The study seeks to understand what motivates disabled people in their everyday lives and how this relates to sport or exercise.

Nutrition, Physical Activity And Obesity

Thu, 09 May 2013

World Health Organisation

This is one of the 53 country profiles covering developments in nutrition, physical activity and obesity in the WHO European Region. This profile illustrates the statistical analysis of the increasing obesity problem that we are facing in the United Kingdom. It contains statistics ranging from nutritional...

Economic Costs Of Physical Activity

Sat, 09 Mar 2013

British Heart Foundation

The purpose of this document is to provide physical activity practitioners, commissioners and policy makers with the key facts to help them build an economic argument for the need to decrease levels of physical inactivity within the population.

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...

This report seeks to substantiate the claim that 'sport is good for you'. The Game of Life brings together, for the first time, all of the best evidence to support those gut feelings we have about sport. But it is also even-handed, pointing out where the evidence is patchy or where more research is required....

Health, Social Care And Lifestyles

Sat, 09 Jun 2012

University College London

The Health Survey for England (HSE) is part of a programme of surveys commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. Children aged 13-15 were interviewed themselves, and parents of children aged 0-12 were asked about their children, with the interview including questions on general health...

This review provides an overview of the identifed published national policy documents on promoting physical activity in the 27 EU Member States.

Fair Society, Healthy Lives

Tue, 23 Feb 2010

The Marmot Review

A strategic review of health inequalities in England post-2010.

The Laureus Sport For Good Foundation assesses the economic value of three sports projects aimed at tackling gang violence and youth crime in the UK. Each project is using sport to reach out to and engage young people at different stages along the criminal pathway.