A research library of key reports on the sports and physical activity sector from a variety of sources.
About This Report:
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 to increase engagement and promote health behaviours.
Sat, 15 Sep 2012
Sport and Recreation Alliance
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....
Thu, 04 Jun 2020
It is understood that those in lower income households have acutely felt the impact of the
pandemic and lockdown both economically and in terms of mental and physical wellbeing.
During April and May 2020, some 270 community organization that are based in the
most deprived areas of England and Wales, and...
Fri, 15 Dec 2017
Sport England's latest research reveals that active people are happier and more satisfied with their lives – and are less likely to experience anxiety.
Thu, 09 Nov 2017
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.
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....
Fri, 14 Aug 2015
This consultation highlights ten themes that together capture the headline issues that DCMS want to address.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014
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.
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.
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.
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...